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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > EU, Democratic Republic of Congo Jointly Fight Illegal Logging

EU, Democratic Republic of Congo Jointly Fight Illegal Logging

Date : 22nd October 2010, Source : ENS



BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 22, 2010 (ENS) - Timber and wood products from the Democratic Republic of the Congo that are sold in the European Union must carry a license showing a legal origin under an agreement expected to be finalized by mid-2013. In Brussels on Thursday, EU and DRC officials signed a declaration to launch the negotiations for a voluntary partnership agreement on the export of legal timber to the European market under the 2003 Forest Law Enforcement Government and Trade Action Plan, or FLEGT.

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/oct2010/2010-10-22-02.html





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