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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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Tropical rainforest in the north of the Republic of the Congo

The Republic of the Congo and the EU report on their FLEGT VPA progress

The Republic of the Congo and the European Union have released their joint Report 2021 on the progress on the implementation of their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT).
Signing of the VPA. From the left to the right: Mr. Vickram Outar Bharrat - Minister of Natural Resources of Guyana; Mr. Jan Dusík - Deputy Minister of the Environment of the Czech Republic, EU presidency of the Council; Mr. Virginijus Sinkevičius - European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries.

The EU and Guyana sign an agreement on sustainable trade of legal timber

On 15 December, the EU and the Government of Guyana signed a trade agreement to promote sustainable trade of legal timber to the EU. The signing of this deal, known as a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT), took place at the 15 Biodiversity COP in Montreal.
River in the tropical rainforest of central Africa.

The Central African Republic and the EU report on their FLEGT VPA progress

The Central African Republic and the European Union have released their joint Report 2018-2021 on the progress on the implementation of their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT).
River in the tropical rainforest of central Africa.

La République centrafricaine et l’UE rendent compte des progrès de leur APV FLEGT

La République centrafricaine et l’Union européenne ont publié leur rapport conjoint 2018-2021 sur le progrès de la mise en œuvre de l’Accord de partenariat volontaire (APV) pour l’application des réglementations forestières, la gouvernance et les échanges commerciaux (FLEGT).

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.