Timber deal clearing path for US trade

Timber deal clearing path for US trade

The announcement that the United States has decided not to take any trade action on Vietnamese timber following a 12-month investigation is helping to clear the path for increased trading activity between the two.
US and Vietnam agree to end investigation into timber trade

US and Vietnam agree to end investigation into timber trade

The United States and Vietnam have reached an agreement on illegal logging and timber trade that will avoid hefty tariffs on Vietnamese timber exports.
Timber in need of identified strategy

Timber in need of identified strategy

The ongoing pandemic has been pushing the timber market towards sustainable development, but the imbalance of interests between all stakeholders in the supply chains could make it difficult for it to develop sustainably. Thus, experts now advise deploying supportive policies and reform strategies to boost the sector.
Timber trade pressed to resolve exporting concerns

Timber trade pressed to resolve exporting concerns

Five Vietnamese wood associations have met in Hanoi to examine the risks in the timber trade in the midst of a US investigation into the sources of Vietnam’s exported wood products.
The legality of timber products in government procurement in Vietnam

The legality of timber products in government procurement in Vietnam

The VPA/FLEGT between the EU and Vietnam took effect on June 1, after which all timber products in Vietnam must be legally produced.
Timber companies in Vietnam: seizing the opportunity

Timber companies in Vietnam: seizing the opportunity 6

The US-China trade war may bring about a shift in investment flows from Chinese timber firms to Vietnam. Consequently, it is crucial that the Vietnamese wood industry make use of this opportunity to benefit.
Head of mobile ranger team admits receiving bribe

Head of mobile ranger team admits receiving bribe

Authorities in the Central Highland province of Dak Nong on Monday confirmed they had started criminal proceedings against the head of a forest ranger team for his involvement in the illegal logging and trafficking of hundreds of cu.m of timber.
CPTPP facilitates growth of Vietnamese timber industry

CPTPP facilitates growth of Vietnamese timber industry

Reduced tariffs and competitive prices will facilitate the growth of the Vietnamese timber industry after the CPTPP comes into force.
Vietnam denies illegal timber trade with Laos

Vietnam denies illegal timber trade with Laos

Vietnam authorities have rejected claims from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) that Vietnamese companies illegally purchase timber from Laos.
Improving forest law enforcement priority

Improving forest law enforcement priority

Vietnam wanted to finish negotiations and sign the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade /Voluntary Partnerships Agreement (FLEGT/VPA) with the European Union late next year to facilitate Vietnamese wooden products entering the EU market.
EU, VN to fight illegal logging

EU, VN to fight illegal logging

An EU delegation will be meeting Vietnamese officials in Ha Noi later this month to discuss a voluntary partnership agreement on sourcing wood products to curb illegal logging in the country.
Technical barriers restrict wood exports

Technical barriers restrict wood exports

HCM CITY — Stricter provisions for timber products in importing countries are making it harder for Vietnamese wood product manufacturers to export, according to a HCM City certification services company.