In return, Vietnam’s FLEGT export consignments will be free to import to the EU without having to take legal responsibility for explaining the timber origin in accordance with the wood legal regulations which has been effective since March, 2013 all over the EU.
As per regulation, there are four new important contents to be noted and implemented, including management; control for imported wood; enterprises classification; export verification and FLEGHT licensing.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Forest Protection Department will classify enterprises into two groups, including the enterprises have been complied with laws and ones not complied with the laws yet.
VNTLAS applies to all origin of wood inputs, all enterprises involved in the wood supply chain and all domestic or international markets.
VPA/FLEGHT will be expectedly effective by 2020.