FLEGT licenses for timber products exported to the EU will be issued in 2025


The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a circular to implement regulations to ensure legal timber in Vietnam, and proceeded to issue FLEGT licenses to timber export enterprises to the EU.


Producing wooden furniture for export to EU market at Woodsland Tuyen Quang Joint Stock Company. (Photo: VNA)
On June 17, the Vietnam Administration of Forestry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the Vietnam Timber and Forest Products Association (VIFOREST) ​​and the Ho Chi Minh City Association of Handicraft and Wood Industry (HAWA) organized workshop "Promote sustainable forest product trade practices and launch HAWA DDS Timber Traceability and Proof Platform."


The workshop aims to help businesses update the implementation process of the Vietnam Timber Legal System (VNTLAS), guide the business grouping process as well as timely support businesses in the process of pursuing evidence. only sustainable, one of the essential requirements of the current global furniture production and trading process.


According to Mr. Bui Chinh Nghia, Deputy Director of the General Department of Forestry, although the annual growth rate is stable with two digits and makes a great mark in 2021, but in 2022, Vietnam's wood processing industry still faces a face with many challenges.


Along with epidemics, escalating political tensions caused additional challenges to the supply chain, logistics prices and raw material prices all increased, causing the input costs of businesses to fluctuate.


Inflation in key export markets is also causing orders to start to decline. In particular, allegations of fraud of origin, material origin ... are also becoming a threat to the development of the whole industry.


To respond to these challenges, according to Mr. Bui Chinh Nghia, domestic enterprises need to strictly comply with the regulations of the international market, strengthen internal resources, increase competitiveness ... to maintain their position. furniture export position.
Therefore, the Vietnam Administration of Forestry has continuously implemented training and propaganda activities on the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on forest law enforcement, forest governance and trade (VPA / FLEGT) and VNTLAS in Vietnam last time.

Recently, the forestry sector regularly announced the types of wood imported into Vietnam; Active geographic announcement helps businesses identify areas with advanced forest governance and encourages the import of timber from those markets.

Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued Circular 21/2021 / TT-BNNPTNT on the classification of wood processing and exporting enterprises to implement Decree 102/2020 / ND-CP. securing Vietnamese legal timber and proceeding to grant FLEGT licenses to timber exporting enterprises to the EU.

"It is expected that by 2025, after Vietnam fully prepares the necessary conditions, the FLEGT licensing will be implemented," Mr. Bui Chinh Nghia informed.
 

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