Press Release/Position Paper

Shadowy Brokers Exploit Loopholes in Minister of Trade Decree, Threatening Indonesia’s Timber Laws and and International Trade Agreement

Shadowy Brokers Exploit Loopholes in Minister of Trade Decree, Threatening Indonesia’s Timber Laws and and International Trade Agreement

Jakarta, 10 March 2016. Legal loopholes in a controversial 2015 Minister of Trade Decree are being illegally and cynically exploited by a coterie of timber traders masquerading as small and medium enterprises, significantly weakening Indonesia’s flagship timber legality scheme, a new investigative report – Loopholes in Legality – has found.

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Shadowy Brokers Exploit Loopholes in Minister of Trade Decree, Threatening Indonesia’s Timber Laws and and International Trade Agreement

Shadowy Brokers Exploit Loopholes in Minister of Trade Decree, Threatening Indonesia’s Timber Laws and and International Trade Agreement

Jakarta, 10 March 2016. Legal loopholes in a controversial 2015 Minister of Trade Decree are being illegally and cynically exploited by a coterie of timber traders masquerading as small and medium enterprises, significantly weakening Indonesia’s flagship timber legality scheme, a new investigative report – Loopholes in Legality – has found.

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Non-compliance with SVLK, Violation of Natural Forest & Peat Protection Policies

Non-compliance with SVLK, Violation of Natural Forest & Peat Protection Policies

Jakarta, December 22, 2015. Non-compliance with the implementation of the SVLK and the violation of policies related to the protection of natural forests are still found in the field. The government must tighten supervision and provide strict sanctions for companies that are proven to have violated the implementation of the SVLK.

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JATIM JPIK POSITION STATEMENT: About the Ministry of Trade’s Plan to Erase SVLK for the Wood Industry

JATIM JPIK POSITION STATEMENT: About the Ministry of Trade’s Plan to Erase SVLK for the Wood Industry

East Java Province was ranked first in Indonesia as the region with the largest number of primary wood industry distributions (IUIPHHK) and advanced wood industries (furniture and furniture) with both export and domestic bases. Besides having the potential, East Java is very strategic for the timber trade business because it has the ports of Gresik, […]

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Response – Plan for Revision of the Trade Minister Regulation on Forestry Industrial Products Exports vs. SVLK

Response – Plan for Revision of the Trade Minister Regulation on Forestry Industrial Products Exports vs. SVLK

Independent Monitor Statement Response to the Revised Plan of the Trade Minister concerning Provisions on the Export of Forestry Industry Products in conjunction with the Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK)Jakarta, October 5, 2015 The elimination of the deadline for the use of the Export Declaration document (DE) is clearly a step back in realizing full […]

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