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Practical steps to strengthen the legal timber trade on agenda at Rome meeting

05 April 2017
Experts meeting in Rome this week are discussing timber import regulations and practical methods of ensuring that wood and wood products entering the European Union, the United States and Australia are from legal production. The Timber Regulation Enforcement Exchange (TREE) meeting, [...]

Guatemala to boost its forest governance and the legal timber trade

28 February 2017
The country will establish its road map up to the year 2020 in order to boost forest governance and income generation on the basis of the sustainable use of more than 3.7 million hectares of forest. Representatives of Guatemala’s forest sector will [...]

FAO-EU FLEGT Programme renamed to reflect EU support

24 February 2017
The FAO Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme will now be known as the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme to reflect the ongoing support of the European Union (EU) to the programme together with the governments of Sweden and the [...]

National demand for sawnwood in Cameroon

09 February 2017
The economic and social importance of domestic wood consumption is now recognized in Central Africa, but it is largely fuelled by informal timber. No one has yet developed a global understanding of these sectors in order to develop the conditions [...]

Panama: agreement signed to set up legal timber network

20 January 2017
Forest stakeholders in Panama undertake to set up a legal timber network with a view to sustainably manage and harvest the country’s forests. 20 January 2017, Panama - Panama today signed the Agreement for the Establishment of the Legal Timber Network, [...]

Peru defines priorities for forest governance and reduction in illegal logging and timber trade

06 December 2016
Lima , Peru - Stakeholders from Peru’s public and private sectors and indigenous peoples today established their priorities for work to boost forest governance and income-generation on the basis of sustainable harvesting of the country’s 73 million hectares of forests. The initiative [...]

FAO launches new publication to help African countries trace timber

23 November 2016
Publication part of global efforts to crack down on illegal logging 23 November 2016, Kigali, Rwanda – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today launched a new publication that will help countries in Africa and elsewhere trace [...]

Viet Nam and EU agree in principal on FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement

22 November 2016
Rome, Italy - FAO has welcomed the news that Viet Nam and the European Union (EU) have agreed in principle on a bilateral trade agreement to address illegal logging and promote the legal timber trade. The two parties have been [...]

Indonesia and EU launch first FLEGT licensing scheme for legal timber

15 November 2016
Rome, Italy - FAO today welcomed the launch of the world’s first ever Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing scheme as Indonesia exported its first shipment of FLEGT-licensed timber to the European Union (EU). The scheme by Indonesia and [...]

Boosting private sector support for legal timber trade in Ghana

18 October 2016
Accra, Ghana – Experts are meeting in Accra, Ghana, today to discuss how to boost private sector involvement in the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) process to address illegal logging and strengthen the legal timber trade in the [...]