Category: References

Report on the survey of consumers about using of timber and timber products

The Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT) between the European Union (EU) and Vietnam came into force on June 1, 2019, which is an important milestone in the implementation of sustainable forest management and sustainable development. To implement the commitments of the VPA / FLEGT, the Vietnamese government has […]

Timber Legality Definition in VPA

Legally produced timber means timber products harvested or imported and produced in accordance with legislation of Viet Nam as set out in the Annex II Legality Definition (LD) and other relevant provisions of the VPA and in the case of imported timber with relevant legislation of the country of harvest in line with Annex V of […]


The EU Timber Regulation and VPAs are part of the EU’s FLEGT Action Plan. They work together to combat illegal logging and improve forest governance. VPAs are treaties that the EU makes with timber-producing countries that export timber and timber products to the EU. A country that has a VPA and an operational licensing system […]