Forum highlights sustainable forest governance, timber trade monitoring

The Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) and the Vietnam Administration of Forestry co-organised a forum on sustainable forest governance and timber trade monitoring in Hanoi on August 22. It is one of the annual activities aiming to promote the efficiency of forest governance and review the implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT) and the EVFTA.

Statistics by VNFOREST showed that in the first half of this year, Vietnam earned 9.1 billion USD from forestry product exports, up 3% year-on-year, achieving 56% of the target. The trade surplus was estimated at some 7.5 billion USD, a year-on-year rise of 3%.

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