Blocking Loopholes With Law: Why FLEGT VPAs Require New EU Legislation

A briefing on serious loopholes in FLEGT VPAs and what needs to be done to close them and prohibit significant volumes of illegal timber from the EU market.

FLEGT VPAs are currently the most pro-active and positive initiative in the global effort to stop illegal logging and regulate the trade in illegal timber.

VPAs are also conceived to provide support for poverty alleviation by reducing violence and corruption that result in significant financial losses to both the state and affected communities.