All about the Liberia-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement
Liberia has more than half of West Africa’s remaining rainforest. The Liberia-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement entered into force on 1 December 2013, and Liberia is currently developing the systems needed to control, verify and license legal timber. It will use these systems for timber and timber products exported to not only the EU, but also other destinations worldwide. The systems will also apply to timber and timber products sold within Liberia.
Liberia and EU review VPA progress and challenges
The Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) overseeing the EU-Liberia Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade has met this week in Monrovia to review progress and challenges in implementing the agreement.