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Convinced of Myanmar’s positive intent

June 2017

Barber Cho, Secretary of the Myanmar Forest Certification Comittee (MFCC), says there is some way to go to build trust and communication between the timber trade and forestry authorities of the EU and Myanmar. However, he’s convinced of Myanmar’s commitment to further raise standards of  forest management and its timber legality assurance system (MTLAS). 

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IWPA backs Myanmar’s ‘consistent reform’

June 2017

The US-based International Wood Products Association (IWPA) acknowledges that raising Myanmar forest management and timber legality assurance standards is a long-term effort. But it says recent ‘consistent movement toward reform’, which it has supported and has coincided with the country’s increasing democratization, has laid foundations for future progress.

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EIA stands tough on Myanmar, but backs industry action

NGO the Environmental Investigation Agency continues to maintain that EU operators cannot currently import Myanmar teak in line with EUTR legality requirements. However, in an interview with the ETTF Newsletter,  the EIA’s Peter Cooper said that the organisation welcomes action being taken on the issue in Myanmar and the EU.

 

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Laos latest to open formal EU FLEGT VPA negotiations

April 2017

Laos has held its first formal negotiations with the EU with a view to signing an EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT VPA).

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FLEGT Independent Market Monitoring project moves forward

The ITTO has relaunched the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Independent Market Monitoring (IMM) programme effective 1 April 2017. 

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