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FLEGT Policy News

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FLEGT taken into account in Indonesian NFSS FSC approval

The FSC has approved the Indonesian National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) as compliant with its principles and criteria and says it took Indonesia’s SVLK timber legality assurance system (TLAS), FLEGT licensing status and PHPL sustainable forest management system into account in the process. The Indonesian NFSS, which has been several years in development, was approved …

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Swiss EUTR further delayed

Implementation of a new Swiss timber regulation, equivalent to the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) has been further delayed, and now looks unlikely to happen before 2022. Often referred to as the ‘Swiss EUTR’, the regulation has been in discussion for several years. Besides reinforcing Swiss efforts  to combat illegal timber imports, the objective, in imposing similar legality due …

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