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16/05/2015 Civil society publications, FLEGT, Ghana, Legality Assurance System (LAS)

The FLEGT/VPA process in Ghana has triggered policy and legislative reform and opened up the dialogue space between civil society, industry and government.There is also commitment to roll out an effective Legality Assurance System (LAS) to ensure that only legal timber is exported. In addition there are efforts to reform the domestic market to ensure local compliance with the LAS.Ghana is preparing to issue her first FLEGT Licence. However, there are fundamental issues which have to be addressed if this ambition will be realised.

14/04/2015 Civil society publications, FLEGT, About Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs), Vietnam

Vietnam is in the final stages of negotiation towards signing a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union as part of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, which aims to promote the legal timber trade and equitable and effective forest governance. When the VPA is implemented, it will impact all enterprises engaged in timber harvesting, transport, processing and marketing, including households engaging in timber production and living on forest resources.


13/04/2015 Civil society publications, Consultation / Participation

Le projet vise à contribuer à:
1) Des processus solides d’Accord de Partenariat Volontaire (APV) national inclusif qui guident et encadrent une mise en oeuvre effective de l’application des réglementations forestières, gouvernance et échanges commerciaux (FLEGT) / APV au Cameroun et en République Centrafricaine (RCA) ;
2) Un partage des expériences régionales sur la façon de réaliser des négociations inclusives visant à améliorer l’adhésion jusqu’à la mise en oeuvre.