EU Signs Accords with Indonesia, Liberia in Bid to Curb Illegal Timber Trade | WWF

EU Signs Accords with Indonesia, Liberia in Bid to Curb Illegal Timber Trade



Posted on 11 May 2011
From ICTD: The EU and Indonesia last week finalised an agreement on monitoring bilateral trade in timber products in order to halt trade in illegal resources. Liberia followed suit on Monday, signing a similar deal with Brussels. Once ratified, the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT-VPA) will require all timber, as well as forest products such as paper and pulp, exported to the EU to be audited by an independent body and certified to come exclusively from legally felled trees. Read more...