1. VPA Unpacked: Negotiation phase of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement

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    In the negotiation phase, the EU and the timber-exporting country agree the main text and annexes of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). Before this can happen, negotiations take place within…

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    • Victorien Mba, APED, Cameroon

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      The director of the Cameroonian NGO APED explains that FLEGT is an opportunity to challenge and question the government about taking community rights into account.

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      • Amparo van der Zee Arias, GIZ, Honduras

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        The facilitator for the VPA negotiation process in Honduras explains that the main reason for Honduras taking part in negotiations in the issue of forest governance.

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        • Michael Kearney, National Measurement Office, UK

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          The National Measurement Office staff member explains that FLEGT will make traders life more simple as performing due diligence on imports of timber products is a challenge.

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          • John Hudson, DFID, UK

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            The retired forestry adviser from the British Department for International Development explains that FLEGT is a way of ensuring that the UK has trade policies consistent with its development objectives.

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            • Rachel Butler, European Timber Trade Federation, UK

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              The specialist on FLEGT and the European Union Timber Regulation explains that FLEGT is an opportunity for the private sector to get a more sustainable business.

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              • Xuifang Sun, Forest Trends, China

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                The Forest Trends staff member explains that in China there are discussions happening about how to put a timber legality scheme in place.

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                • Obed Owusu-Addai, Civic Response, Ghana

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                  The programme office for Civic Response explains that FLEGT has helped demystify management of the forestry sector.

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                  • Emily Unwin, ClientEarth, Belgium

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                    The lawyer with ClientEarth explains why it is essential that FLEGT draws together different stakeholders from the government, private sector and civil society.

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