Road to legality
This film provides valuable information on the ongoing implementation of the FLEGT Action Plan along the timber supply chain - from harvest in the tropical rainforest of the Congo Basin, to consumption in the EU. Through the conclusion of Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) with the EU, timber producing countries commit to assuring legality of their timber. Cameroon is among the first countries in the process of turning its stated commitment into effective action. FLEGT licenses issued under the VPA will assure consumers that the timber they are buying is legal. With FLEGT licenses, operators will be in compliance with the requirements set in the EU Timber Regulation.
Tracing our timber
This short film provides valuable insight for the European timber industry into how FLEGT licenses will assist them in complying with the new European Union Timber Regulation. The first FLEGT licenses should be issued within the coming year, and are expected to deliver significant quantities of verified legal timber across a wide range of products. With the robust legality assurance system guaranteed by FLEGT, these licenses could save importers time and money.
last updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013