Get to grips with FLEGT (November 2014)

News Law Document
October 2014: Ministry of Trade and Industry has recently issued the Circular No. 37/2014/TT-BCT, dated October 24, 2014, on “Regulating the suspension of temporary import for re-export of logs and sawn timber from natural forests of Laos and Cambodia”. The Circular can be downloaded at http://thuvienphapluat.vn/archive/Thong-tu-37-2014-TT-BCT-tam-ngung-tam-nhap-tai-xuat-go-tron-go-xe-tu-nhien-tu-Lao-Campuchia-vb254944.aspx

FLEGT Information
November 2014: “A Quick Guide to FLEGT and Sourcing Legal Timber” for enterprises working with wood, by NEPCon and the Research Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification (SFMI). For more information, see the leaflet.

Opportunities
November – December 2014: An EU-funded project on FLEGT implemented by NEPCon and the Research Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification (SFMI) is looking for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in timber industry to join the preliminary research and pilot test of toolkit to help SMEs comply with applicable regulation and source low risk timber. For more information, see the information sheet.

Events
November 25, 2014: Workshop on “Implementation of Law on Forest Protection and Development in Vietnam: Findings and Recommendations from Communities” by VUSTA, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, FORLAND and Oxfam, in Ha Noi. More information, contact van@nature.org.vn

November 27-28, 2014: Training Workshop on VPA/FLEGT by VNGO-FLEGT in Hoa Binh Province. More information, contact quan@srd.org.vn

March 11-14, 2015: Vietnam International Furniture & Home Accessories Fair 2015 (EXPO 2015) by HAWA Corporation in Ho Chi Minh City. More information, visit http://www.vifafair.com/home/welcome-to-vifa-expo/