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Europe’s “zero deforestation” policies: an opportunity for tropical timber?

Increasingly the twin concepts of “zero deforestation” and “embodied deforestation” lie at the heart of European policy making, both in [...]

Tropical wood loses market share in Germany

Insights into the reasons for Germany’s shift away imports of tropical wood, particularly direct imports, were provided by the [...]

EU and Vietnam ratify VPA on FLEGT

EU FLEGT informed that the EU and Vietnam had ratified a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance [...]

Trade impact of FLEGT licensing

Based on structured interviews with around 150 companies in the seven main EU markets for tropical timber products (Belgium, France [...]

The European Parliament votes on VPA with Vietnam

Members of the European Parliament will vote today, March 12 on a resolution to consent to the EU’s Voluntary [...]

Steady EU hardwood trade despite uncertain political situation

There are signs that the upturn in the eurozone economy in the last 2 years will be short-lived and [...]

Vietnam wood products exports to the EU expected to hit $1 billion

More than 400 Vietnamese firms are exporting timber products to Europe, which is the 4th biggest market for Vietnam’s [...]

EU and Vietnam sign the VPA

On 19 October 2018, a voluntary partnership agreement (VPA) between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on [...]

Indonesia to improve FLEGT licensing procedures

Indonesia has taken several measures in recent months to improve procedures relating to FLEGT licences — the export licences that attest [...]

EU plywood importers comment on FLEGT licensing

Asked about FLEGT licensed Indonesian plywood, many European importers say it had not had significant impact on their purchasing or [...]