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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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Ivorian forestry officers controlling timber harvested in a forest concession.Marc Vandenhaute, EFI

Tests de terrain en appui aux négociations de l’APV-FLEGT entre l’UE et la Côte d’Ivoire

Les négociations de l’Accord de Partenariat Volontaire FLEGT entre la Côte d’Ivoire et l’Union européenne avancent à bon rythme et se rapprochent de leur conclusion, prévue en avril 2022. Cet Accord vise à améliorer la gouvernance forestière ivoirienne et à assurer que le bois et ses produits dérivés exportés vers l’UE sont légaux.
Ivorian forestry officers controlling timber harvested in a forest concession.Marc Vandenhaute, EFI

Field tests in support to the EU-Côte d’Ivoire VPA-FLEGT negotiations

Negotiations of a FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement between Côte d’Ivoire and the European Union are advancing at a good pace and scheduled to conclude in April 2022. This Agreement aims to improve Ivorian forest governance and ensure that timber and timber products exported to the EU are legal.
Indigenous lenca woman. Monte Panina, Intibucá, Honduras.

Indigenous voices central in Honduras timber agreement

In the lead up to the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the European Forest Institute (EFI) has released a story describing the experience of indigenous peoples in the negotiation of the EU-Honduras Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). The agreement is reshaping the way forests are managed in Honduras.
Indigenous lenca woman. Monte Panina, Intibucá, Honduras.

Las voces indígenas, protagonistas de un acuerdo sobre la madera en Honduras

En las jornadas previas al Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas del Mundo, el Instituto Forestal Europeo (EFI) ha publicado una historia que describe la experiencia de los pueblos indígenas en la negociación del Acuerdo Voluntario de Asociación (AVA) entre la UE y Honduras. El acuerdo reconfigura la manera en que se gestionan los bosques en Honduras.

EU and Honduras ratify agreement on illegal logging and trade in legal timber

The EU and Honduras have ratified a VPA on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade, to address illegal logging and promote trade in legal timber products. Implementation of the VPA will take several years, during which Honduras will develop a timber legality assurance system to ensure that its timber and timber products come from legal sources.
The 13th Joint Implementation Committee was held on 2-3 June 2021 in Brazzaville

The Republic of the Congo and the EU release 2020 annual report on VPA progress

The Republic of the Congo and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement from January to December 2020. The report describes progress made with the timber legality assurance system, institutional improvements, stakeholder engagement, communication, transparency and monitoring of the agreement.