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Ghana to issue FLEGT licenses for exports to EU

T2,Tháng Chín 18,2023

FLEGT licenses for timber exports to EU Ghana is set to become the first African country and second in the world to begin issuing licenses for timber exports under the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) scheme. This follows the successful assessment of timber marking and tracking processes in the Bobiri Forest Reserve in the Ashanti region by a European Union and Ghana Forestry Commission team.

The FLEGT scheme forms part of measures the Forestry Commission has instituted in compliance with tree harvesting regulations, including traceability at origin in line with the European Union’s Voluntary Partnership Agreement signed between both countries in November 2019.

In February last year the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR), Samuel A. Jinapor, hosted the European Union Ambassador to Ghana, HE Ichard Razaaly. The MLNR Minster discussed key actions undertaken by government in preparation for the issuance of FLEGT licenses. He also acknowledged the importance of Ghana government collaborating with EU to realize the full benefits of the timber industry.

See: https://myjoyonline.com/ghana-to-begin-issuance-of-flegtlicenses-for-timber-exports-to-eu

In related news, as part of the Joint Implementation Committee for the FLEGT VPA the European Commission is hosting a delegation from Ghana in
Brussels during the week of 18-22 September. ATIBT, in a news flash, has indicated that the European private sector is invited to this meeting to exchange views with the delegation.

The delegation from Ghana has expressed an interest to meet with private-sector players in the responsible tropical timber sector to discuss opportunities for developing trade in Ghanaian timber and the situation on the European market.

For more see: https://www.atibt.org/en/news/13372/ghanaiandelegation-to-meet-private-sector-players-in-brussels-ontuesday-september-19

Soure: ITTO


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