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Indonesia and the EU reach agreement on illegal wood trade

Date : 17th April 2011, Source : Mongabay



A new agreement will work to keep illegal wood from Indonesia out of European Union markets. The Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) will force Indonesia to only ship wood to the EU that has been approved as legal by a national authority, while EU customs workers are set to send any unapproved wood back to Indonesia. The VPA is a step forward in tackling the illegal timber market in Indonesia that is estimated to be worth $1 billion and has been responsible, in part, for leveling rainforests across the Indonesia islands.

http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0417-hance_indonesia_eu.html





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