The IMM project has published a newsletter summarizing highlights of its research and activities as well as other news published during the first half of 2019. It includes key findings of recently published IMM studies of EU Member States green public procurement policies and the role of FLEGT and FLEGT in EU wood promotion programmes, gives insight into discussions with the private sector during the Antwerp trade consultation and provides more details about the upcoming Consultation in Barcelona on 7 October. The newsletter also contains an update of EU-VPA partner country tropical timber trade trends and a more detailed update on trade in FLEGT-licensed timber from Indonesia, among other things.
IMM Trade Consultation in Barcelona includes African VPA focus
The IMM Trade Consultation in Barcelona on 7 October will have a stronger focus on African VPA processes than previous events, reflecting the importance of African supplier countries for the Spanish market. Chris Beeko of the Ghana Forestry Commission has agreed to inform delegates of latest developments in Ghana and the EFI FLEGT Facility will address developments in the Republic of the Congo and Cameroon. Participation in the Consultation is free, with key target audiences being timber importers and their clients in the retail and manufacturing sector.