Conference: The legality of timber products in government procurement in Vietnam - Law, practices and challenges in implementing VPA/FLEGT

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The Voluntary partnership agreement between the European Union and Vietnam on Forest law enforcement, governance and trade (VPA/FLEGT) took effect since June 1, 2019. The core commitments of the Agreement is "to ensure that all timber products are legally produced". which means all timber products in Vietnam, whether for exporting or domestic consumption, must be legally produced.

Under this Agreement, the Vietnamese Government, as a large customer, has responsibilities to ensure the legality of timber products in the projects using State's capital. This is a big challenge because there is no solid, sufficient basis to determine whether the timber products in Vietnamese government procurement is legal.

With the purpose of initially clarifying the current status of the timber control mechanism in the bidding process as well as the practices of procuring timber products by state-funded units, thereby suggesting solutions for the Vietnamese government, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), in cooperation with  VIFORES, FPA, HAWA and Forest Trends, organize:

CONFERENCE

THE LEGALITY OF TIMBER PRODUCTS IN GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT IN VIETNAM

LAW, PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES IN IMPLEMENTING VPA/FLEGT

 

Time: 8h00 - 11h30, Thursday, June 20, 2019

Venue: 1st Hall - 7th Floor - VCCI Tower, 9 Dao Duy Anh Street, Dong Da, Hanoi

Language: Vietnamese (no translation)


The conference includes the announcement of the review results on the law and practices of procuring timber products, the introduction of relevant international experiences. The Round tables section discusses the mechanism to ensure the legality of timber products in government procurement from the practical perspective of management agencies, experts and businesses.

The relevant documents are attached below:

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1. Agenda Hoi thao Go
2. Bai trinh bay cua TTWTO
3. Tom tat bao cao nghien cuu ve tinh hop phap cua sp go trong mua sam cong
4. Bai trinh bay cua Forest Trends
5. Bao cao nghien cuu - CS mua sam cong sp go - KN quoc te va bai hoc cho VN