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Ghana ready to run trials on FLEGT licensing system this year
7th February 2018

Ghana ready to run trials on FLEGT licensing system this year

Ghana is ready to run trials on its FLEGT licensing system this year despite delays in the process to conclude the work.

This news was announced during a workshop organized for timber exporters and reported by the latest ITTO Bulletin. Alexander Dadzie, the Vice President of the Ghana Timber Association (GTA), told attendees the delay in implementation was due to the care required in developing the necessary regulations and legislation.

At the same meeting with exporters, Eric Abbeyquaye, the Permit Manager in the Timber Industry Development Division of the Forestry Commission, said that Ghana signed the VPA with the EU demonstrated Ghana’s commitment towards ensuring only verified legal timber was exported.

The news is very well received by the Timber Trade Federation. Indeed, the London-based organisation is constantly monitoring the developments of the FLEGT process in Ghana.

You can read our report on TTF’s visit to Ghana here.

Check our focus on VPA Countries here. (Update)