Da Nang, Viet Nam, 24th November 2017—More than 40 Vietnamese Customs officers and Forest Department representatives from the central and highland regions of Viet Nam began a 1.5 day meeting today to learn how to identify commercial wood species that are subject to trade regulations and to receive training on the processing of timber trade violations.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Yaoundé, Cameroon, 24th November 2017—TRAFFIC has launched a series of new studies in Cameroon with a view to the improvement of governance of timber harvest and trade. The studies have been launched ahead of the 53rd ITTO Council meeting in Lima due to be attended by representatives from TRAFFIC.
Putrajaya, Malaysia, October 2017—TRAFFIC joined forces with several government agencies in Malaysia to review a draft of timber trade guidelines that, once finalised, will help Customs officers across the globe verify legal timber passing through border check points.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 15th June 2017—40 Customs Department and Forest Protection Department (FPD) officers commenced a training programme today to increase their understanding of the requirements for a legal timber trade and how to distinguish regulated and prohibited timber in trade.
Douala, Cameroon, May 2017—A meeting between forestry representatives from Cameroun, Congo and China took place last month, aimed at strengthening legality within the forestry sector and in particular the international trade in timber.
Zambia, 20th April 2017—In an encouraging move for East African forestry management and timber trade, the Zambian government has announced a ban on all “In Transit” timber within the country. The declaration, passed today, takes place effective immediately until further notice.
Nairobi, Kenya, 13th April 2017—A new TRAFFIC and WWF report launched today highlights the challenges facing timber trading nations in eastern and southern Africa, in particular the need for improving trade monitoring and financial integrity and addressing issues related to politics, corruption and ethics at a national and regional level.