Forest Products Development & Marketing Council


The Guyana-European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) supports forest governance and law enforcement in the trade of timber products. This initiative is supported by a National Action Plan that outlines measures that address forest governance and law enforcement challenges in the sector. A key element of this plan is the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) which is a bilateral agreement between the EU and Guyana which supports governance reform and strengthens enforcement activities to improve transparency, accountability, legislative clarity, and other aspects of governance.

FLEGT licenses can be issued to exporters under Guyana’s National FLEGT Licensing Schemes based on a Legality Assurance System (LAS) which ensures that only legally produced timber products are exported to the EU.

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