FLEGT Library

This page provides some initial briefing documents on the Forest Law Enforcement, Government and Trade (FLEGT) process, including the FLEGT Action Plan, Volontary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) and the European Timber Regulation (EUTR), that serve as an orientation in the field. Documents, articles and brochures published by the EU FAO FLEGT Programme can be found under Publications

Voluntary Partnership Agreements

EU - Cameroon VPA 
EU - Congo VPA 
EU - Ghana VPA 
EU - Central African Republic VPA 
EU - Liberia VPA 


EU Regulations

FLEGT Action Plan 
EU Timber Regulation 
FLEGT licensing scheme regulation 
Implementing Regulation of the EU Timber Regulation


FLEGT Briefing Notes, 2007

FLEGT Briefing Note 01: What is FLEGT? 
FLEGT Briefing Note 02: What is legal timber? 
FLEGT Briefing Note 03: A timber legality assurance system 
FLEGT Briefing Note 04: Control of the supply chain: Wood tracing systems and chain of custody 
FLEGT Briefing Note 05: Legality assurance systems: requirements for verification 
FLEGT Briefing Note 06: Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA) 
FLEGT Briefing Note 07: Guidelines for independent monitoring 
FLEGT Briefing Note 08: Market participant-based legality assurance and FLEGT licensing 


EFI Policy Briefs

EFI Policy Brief 2: Forest Law Enforcement,Governance and Trade – the European Union approach
EFI Policy Brief 3: What is a Voluntary Partnership Agreement? – the European Union Approach
EFI Policy Brief 5: Changing International Markets for Timber and Wood Products – Main Policy Instruments


FLEGT publications

FLEGT Timber Pass (warning - large file)
Fact sheet on FLEGT-licensed timber, EFI, 2013
How can a VPA contribute to poverty reduction? EFI, 2013
FLEGT-REDD+ Linkages, Proforest Briefing note 2, January 2011
Controlling Illegal Logging: Consumer-Country Measures, Chatham House briefing paper, 2011
FLEGT licensed timber and EU member state procurement policies, Proforest, 2010


EU Timber Regulations publications

Guidance on the EU Timber Regulation and Voluntary Partnership Agreements, EFI, 2013
What Does the Exercise of Due Diligence under the Timber Regulation Require? ClientEarth Legal Briefing, 2011
EU timber regulation briefing note, Proforest, March 2011
Controlling Illegal Logging: Implementation of the EU Timber Regulation, Chatham House briefing paper, 2011
Risk assessment under the EU Timber Regulation and VPAs, ClientEarth, Briefing, 2012
Penalties under the EU Timber Regulation and VPAs, ClientEarth, Briefing, 2012
Competent Authorities: Roles and Responsibilities under the EU Timber Regulation and VPAs, ClientEarth, Briefing, 2012
Importing and exporting - Frequently Asked Questions, EFI, 2013
Due dilligence, certification and enforcement of the EUTR - Frequently Asked Questions, EFI 2013
Sources of information on the EUTR, EFI, 2013

last updated:  Tuesday, March 18, 2014