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EU’s deforestation-free regulatory proposal raises concerns about impacts on FLEGT VPAs

The ITTO Market Information Service (MIS) has published a commentary on the draft EU law on “deforestation-free” and “forest degradation-free” products, announced by the European Commission (EC) on 17th November last year. This article is an excerpt from the MIS commentary, focussing on implications for FLEGT VPA partner countries, especially on market access for FLEGT-licensed …

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Different takes on deforestation regulation

With market import controls to combat deforestation looking set to shape global forest product trade increasingly, a new report examines and compares latest regulatory developments in the US, EU and UK. All three have new forest product import rules at some stage of development and all essentially share the same remit, according to the report, …

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Official switch on for Ghana online wood tracking

The Ghana Electronic Wood Tracking System (GWTS), described as a ‘sub-component’ of the country’s timber legality assurance system, has officially entered full operation. Announcement of the switch on was made by Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Samuel Abdulai Jinapor at an event in Akyawkrom in the Ashanti Region. He said the GWTS, which has …

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