Timber origin issues plague local exporters

Made-in-Vietnam timber and wood products have faced obstacles in accessing foreign markets due to stricter foreign laws, which require timber products to be granted Forest Stewardship Council certification, said Hua Duc Nhi, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification proves wood products are from certified sources of origin throughout the supply chain, and guarantees that timber used has been supplied through responsibly harvested and verified sources.

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.