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Friday
Sep 26 2014

Forest stakeholders meet to examine Madagascar timber

Antananarivo, Madagascar, 26th September 2014—This week, all stakeholders involved in timber extraction and management  met in Madagascar to discuss the country’s timber trade resources and industry, and in particular the process required to ensure that timber harvest is carried out legally and sustainably.

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Wednesday
Aug 13 2014

Congo Basin: TRAFFIC features as CBFP Partner of the Month

August 2014—This August, TRAFFIC is featuring as Partner of the month within the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP).

The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) was created at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa to co-ordinate efforts to sustain forest resources in the Congo Basin.

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Thursday
Apr 03 2014

China timber companies urged to establish responsible purchasing systems to combat illegal logging

Guangzhou, China—TRAFFIC and WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), in collaboration with the China Timber and Wooden Products Distribution Association and support from IKEA Supply AG last month held a “Timber Legality Training workshop” in Guangzhou, aimed at increasing awareness among Chinese timber companies of the US Lacey Act, the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) and Australia’s Illegal Logging Prohibition Act (AILPA).

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Monday
Mar 31 2014

Legal timber trade leads to more business opportunities for Indonesian timber producers

Jakarta, Indonesia, March 2014—The Indonesian Timber Legality Assurance System (Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu - SVLK) is poised to gain recognition in the European Union (EU) and generate more trade for certified companies with the recent signing of a Presidential Regulation.

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Thursday
Mar 27 2014

EU Timber regulations: one year on

Hamburg, Germany, March 2014—A workshop on the EU Timber Regulation, hosted by the German Ministry of Environment, took place earlier this month on 18–19th March.

The workshop was held to mark one year of the coming into force of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) (March 2013) and the establishment of the Thünen Centre of Competence on the Origin of Timber.

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Thursday
Mar 06 2014

Brush with the law: 60 enforcement officers benefit from training on illegal logging

Kribi, south Cameroon, March 2014—60 law enforcement officers from the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF); Ministry of Finance (Customs and Forest Taxes Securing Programme); Ministry of Defence (Police and Gendarmerie) and Ministry of Justice have received training on how to ensure good governance and transparency within the logging and timber industry in Cameroon.

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Friday
Nov 29 2013

Timber Trade Workshop held in London

London, UK, November 2013—A workshop on the European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan was held earlier this month, specifically for members of the UK Timber Trade Federation (UK TTF).

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Wednesday
Oct 23 2013

What Russian timber companies need to know about new international legislation

St Petersburg, Russia, October 2013—Russian timber companies exporting to the European Union and other international markets were given a crash course in new international requirements by experts from TRAFFIC, the Global Forest Trade Network (GFTN) and WWF Russia earlier this month during the 15th St Petersburg International Forestry Forum.

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