Press Release/Position Paper

Position Paper: Enforcement of the FLEGT License Must Be In Line With Sustainability in Improving Governance in the Forestry and Trade Sector

Position Paper: Enforcement of the FLEGT License Must Be In Line With Sustainability in Improving Governance in the Forestry and Trade Sector

On April 21, 2016, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and European Council President Donald Tusk delivered a joint statement that the European Union and Indonesia agreed to immediately take steps towards implementing the first FLEGT licensing scheme, which is the efforts of both parties to reduce illegal logging and promote trade […]

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Position Paper: FLEGT License Implementation Must be Accompanied by Governance Improvement Sustainability in the Forestry Sector and Its Trade

Position Paper: FLEGT License Implementation Must be Accompanied by Governance Improvement Sustainability in the Forestry Sector and Its Trade

On 21 April 2016, the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and President of the European Council Donald Tusk issued a joint statement that the European Union and Indonesia have agreed to immediately undertake steps toward implementation of the first FLEGT licensing scheme, which is an effort from both parties to […]

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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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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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