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Multi-stakeholder forum on strengthening forest governance and sustainable timber trade

On August 22, 2022, the 5th multi-stakeholder forum on strengthening forest governance and sustainable timber trade was held in Hanoi.

Participants contribute comments for reports

Participating in the forum were representatives of the Vietnam Forest Owners’ Association, the General Department of Forestry, research centers and institutes of the Forestry University, Hue University, and Vinh University. Representative of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, VCCI. With the participation of National and international experts in the field of forest products.

CORENCA members of the FLEGT network are also invited to participate in this forum.

At the forum, the results of the 2-year project were presented by SRD ( from September 2021 to August 2022); report on the demand for wood materials exported to the EU market in the context of the implementation of the EVFTA Agreement and the implementation of the VTA commitments, the report on the ability of small and medium enterprises to meet the provisions of the EVFTA Agreement; survey report on gender assessment in wood processing enterprises in the context of the implementation of the EVFTA Agreement and VTA commitments.

International Consultant participating Forum

It was very useful criticisms and suggestions from representatives of NGOs as well as domestic and international experts for the above reports such as male and female labor, wage regime, and insurance in the workplace. small and medium enterprises, as well as the current and future competitive situation in the forest product processing sector.

At the forum, they together contributed ideas for the plan of the 3rd year of project implementation and the strategy of developing the VNGO- EVFTA network from 2022 to 2024 and up to 2030.

 

Nguyen Viet Nghi

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