Principles for FLEGT Partnership Agreements

Publication - 1 January, 2005
In May 2003 the European Commission presented an EU Action Plan on Forest Law Enforcement,Governance and Trade1 which included a proposal for a licensing scheme aimed at preventing theimport into the EU of illegally logged timber. In July 2004, the Commission presented a draftregulation2 that establishes the import regime and provides for partnership agreements with exportingcountries within which national licensing systems will be developed and implemented. Partnershipagreements will be negotiated by the Commission on the basis of a mandate given to it by the Council.

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