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Negotiations toward a VPA between the EU and Malaysia started in 2006 have not progressed.

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Negotiations toward a VPA between the EU and Malaysia have not progressed. Sarawak’s refusal to be part of the agreement, and in particular, its refusal to open its logging operations to legal scrutiny through the VPA’s Timber Legality Assurance System (FW 205) continue to present one of the main challenges to concluding the negotiations. NGOs’ role is still unclear and limited to attending stakeholder consultation meetings or workshops.

Last updated on November 2017.

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