FLEGT Tag

The EU’s Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition held its annual conference in Paris on 25th October 2018. The conference highlighted the ongoing work to promote tropical timber in Europe and raised questions about the role of targets for procurement of “certified sustainable” products. Over 55 European organisations were...

The European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) has released its Autumn 2018 Newsletter. This edition contains previews of the International Softwood Conference in Riga, and also of the Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition annual conference in Paris and the EU FLEGT IMM Trade Consultation in Berlin. It also has...

On Monday 24th September 2018 the government issued its latest guidance for business in the event of a "no deal" Brexit. Included in DEFRA’s list of notices, is the guidance on buying and selling timber if there’s no Brexit deal. The notice sets out how buying...

The Summer edition of the Newsletter issued by the FLEGT Independent Market Monitoring (IMM) includes a summary report on the IMM Trade Consultation in Nantes as well as a reports on the three Nantes workshop sessions on “Impacts of FLEGT VPAs on trading with Central African countries”, “Purchase dynamics for companies...

Cameroon What is the problem? Questions and concerns were raised by members about sourcing from Vente de Coupe (VC) (sales of standing volume) areas in Cameroon. The risk of illegal activities associated with VC has been reported by NGOs including REM[1] and Greenpeace[2], and has been regarded as ‘a door-opener for...

Brazil What happened? Greenpeace released a new report[1] in March 2018 – Imaginary Trees, Real Destruction - on their investigation of illegal activities associated with the licensing process for Ipe (Handroanthus spp.) in the State of Pará. Forest government officials were alleged to be conducting activities such as overestimating volumes for harvesting, adding...