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This statement summarises the views of civil society organisations from Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, Europe, and West and Central Africa, engaged in addressing key challenges threatening forests around the world, including the ongoing trade in illegal timber and commodity led deforestation. It proposes lasting solutions that would help to deliver EU and global policy commitments.... Read more on fulltext below .....
We the organizations in the Civil Society Organization Coalition working in monitoring the implementation of the Timber Legality Verification System (TLAS-SVLK) hereby deliver our joint statement to the European Commission regarding interim findings of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) and Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Regulation Fitness Check. The FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) is a bilateral agreement between the European Union (EU) and timber exporting countries, with the objective of enhancing forestry sector governance and ensuring that timber and timber products exported to the EU are produced in compliance with rules and regulations in the partner.....
Indonesia’s legal system is failing to act against timber criminals, seriously undermining the country’s top-level efforts to tackle illegal logging and deforestation.

New research by Kaoem Telapak and our partner EIA reveal that action through the courts was taken against only a handful of companies out of more than 50 proven to have either traded directly or indirectly in illegal timber......

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