Sustainable wood import-export discussed

Difficulties facing the wood industry and measures to promote sustainable wood import and export in Vietnam were tabled during a policy dialogue in Ho Chi Minh City on March 29.

Improving forest law enforcement priority

Vietnam wanted to finish negotiations and sign the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade /Voluntary Partnerships Agreement (FLEGT/VPA) with the European Union late next year to facilitate Vietnamese wooden products entering the EU market.

Forest stewards group receives certification

The Quang Tri Smallholder Forest Certification Group has been awarded the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification making it the first group of small forest owners in Vietnam to receive the internationally recognised standard for environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management.