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Indonesia’s first V-legal trial timber heads for EU

November 2012

The initial test shipments of timber from Indonesia backed by its V-legal proof of legality licensing system are now en route for destinations around Europe, opening the way for its first exports to be licensed under the EU FLEGT VPA scheme in 2013.

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FLEGT could do even better

November 2012

A conference hosted by forestry NGO Fern at the European Parliament heard that, in its first decade, the EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) imitative had “radically altered the negotiation and policy making landscape” in the sector.

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ETTF quizzed on EU Timber Regulation

October 2012

ETTF General Secretary André de Boer has been cross-questioned on the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) by compliance specialist Elizabeth Baldwin of Lacey Act Resources for her Green Blog in US-based Hardwood Floors Magazine, the publication of the American National Wood Flooring Association. The following is an extract of the interview.

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Backing grows for new global wood forum

October 2012

The European Timber Trade Federation’s (ETTF) proposal for the launch of a new global communication, discussion and support network for the timber industry is gathering support across the industry.

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Tackling illegal timber – achievements and anxieties

October 2012

There was no dissent about it at the recent International Conference on Market Requirements for Timber and Timber Products (CMRT) in Kuala Lumpur – anti-illegal timber legislation and corporate green procurement strategies are increasingly reshaping the way the trade operates. There was general agreement too that this is causing concerns in the industry worldwide.

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