Press Release: The EU and Vietnam implement and Agreement on combating illegal logging and promoting trade in legal timber

On May 8th, 2019, the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Viet Nam and Viet Nam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a joint meeting to announce the completion of the process of approval and ratification of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (VPA/FLEGT). The Agreement will take effect on 1st June 2019 in the context of increasing bilateral relationship between the EU and Viet Nam, with both sides preparing to sign a Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

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