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FLEGT-VPA Cameroon-European Union: Overview of 6 Years of Implementation
Cameroon, in its drive to combat illegal logging in 2007 , entered into formal negotiations with the EU to sign a VPA. The latter resulted in the signing in October 2010 of a FLEGT-VPA which entered into force in December 2011, following ratification and notification by both parties.
Six years since implementation, two Cameroon civil society organizations, Green Development Advocates (GDA) and the Service d’Appui aux Initiatives Locales de Développement (SAILD), have developed this briefing note to maintain and enrich discussions on the future of the Cameroon-EU VPA. This paper analyzes the constraints related to the implementation of the VPA while proposing possible solutions.