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Read the latest news on the efforts of the EU and its partners to combat illegal logging and foster good governance through the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, with emphasis on Voluntary Partnership Agreements between the EU and timber-exporting nations.

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Read the latest news on the efforts of the EU and its partners to combat illegal logging and foster good governance through the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, with emphasis on Voluntary Partnership Agreements between the EU and timber-exporting nations.

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Guyana and EU join forces to meet highest international standards on export of legal timber

On 27 October 2022, representatives of Guyana and the European Union met to discuss the implementation of their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). The Agreement will help improve forest governance and sustainable forestry, and verify the trade in legal timber.
European Forest Institute

L’Union européenne et la Côte d’Ivoire s’accordent pour lutter contre l’exploitation forestière illégale

L’UE et la Côte d’Ivoire concluent les négociations d’un Accord de Partenariat Volontaire sur l'application des règlementations forestières, la gouvernance et les échanges commerciaux (FLEGT). L’Accord contribuera à améliorer la gouvernance forestière et à aborder la lutte contre l'exploitation forestière illégale.
European Forest Institute

EU and Côte d’Ivoire conclude negotiations on an agreement to combat illegal logging

The European Union and Côte d'Ivoire concluded negotiations for a Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The Agreement will help improve forest governance, fight against illegal logging and support Côte d'Ivoire's efforts to improve the management of its natural resources.
The first CCA meeting marked the official start of the implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between Honduras and the European UnionSebastiaan de Smedt, European Forest Institute

The EU and Honduras begin implementing their agreement to combat illegal logging at their first meeting

On 12 September 2022, the first meeting of the Joint Implementation Committee (CCA by its Spanish acronym) was held in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to start overseeing the implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT).
The first CCA meeting marked the official start of the implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between Honduras and the European UnionSebastiaan de Smedt, European Forest Institute

La UE y Honduras inician la implementación de un Acuerdo para combatir la tala ilegal

El 12 de septiembre de 2022 tuvo lugar en Tegucigalpa (Honduras) la reunión inicial del Comité Conjunto de Aplicación para la implementación del Acuerdo Voluntario de Asociación para la Aplicación de las Leyes, Gobernanza y Comercio Forestales (FLEGT por sus siglas en inglés).
A sawmill in HondurasVPA Africa-Latin America Facility

The Honduras-EU agreement to reduce illegal logging enters into force

The Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) between Honduras and the EU has entered into force on 1 September 2022, making the Agreement legally binding for both parties. Honduras is the first Latin American country to have signed a VPA with the EU under the EU FLEGT Action Plan in February 2021.