WWF Contributes to the Development of Viet Nam Timber Legality Assurance System – a Critical Step in Promoting Legal Timber Supply Chains

In an effort to ensure the legality of its entire timber supply chain and exports, Viet Nam has developed a draft Timber Legality Assurance System (VNTLAS) Decree to go into effect later this year.

VNTLAS is a part of Viet Nam’s Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union (EU) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT), which Viet Nam was just the third country in the world to sign in October 2018. The VPA ensures that timber exported to the EU from Viet Nam does not come from illegal sources.

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