This material has been funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development, with additional support from the European Forest Institute's EU FLEGT Facility. The EU FLEGT Facility is funded by the European Union, the Governments of Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and the European Forest Institute. However the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies and views of either DfID or EFI.
Negotiations opened in late 2012, with the first formal negotiation expected to take place in the second half of 2013. There are major challenges to be faced related to civil society participation, land use and large scale forest area conversion, timber exports to Vietnam, and recent human rights issues.
|07/02/2013||VPA update||Mathieu Bousquet|
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