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  • May 21, 2013 09:31

Indonesia: SVLK undermining export competitiveness

SVLK undermining export competitiveness It is now four months since Indonesia’s timber legality assurance system (SVLK) became operational but the timber industry is expressing concern that the investments made by companies in Indonesia to secure SVLK certification is not delivering the benefits expected...... [more...]

  • May 20, 2013 15:45

Indonesia extends moratorium

The Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced on May 15 2013 an extension of the moratorium on new logging and plantation concessions, in 65 million hectares of forest and peatlands for another two years, Mongabay reports. Therefore, another 14,5 million hectares will be put under protection.... [more...]

  • May 04, 2013 08:17

Opportunities for international trade in Indonesian plantation logs

Media reports suggest that the Ministry of Forestry is considering lifting the log export ban to provide an incentive for the further development of industrial plantations...... [more...]

  • April 20, 2013 16:29

Indonesia: 17,000 SVLK certified export shipments

The latest statistics from the Indonesian Timber Legality Information System (SILK) quoted by Dwi Sudharto of the Ministry of Forestry (MoF) indicate that 17,121 export documents submitted in compliance with the timber legality assurance system (TLAS) have been approved to-date by the Indonesia National Single Windows (INSW)...... [more...]

  • April 06, 2013 17:03

Indonesia: FSC certification promoted as aiding concessionaires satisfy SVLK

Rahardjo Benjamin, Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian Concession Holder’s Association (APHI) said that the timeframe for the entry into force of the SVLK certification system was such that members of the Association are having great difficulty complying...... [more...]

  • March 21, 2013 07:45

Indonesia: Debate rages on forest concession moratorium

Officials at Indonesia’s Forestry Ministry have said the country should continue with its ban on the issuance of new forest concessions to fully participate in international efforts on climate change mitigation...... [more...]

  • March 04, 2013 23:42

Indonesia’s timber legality assurance system promoted to UK trade

The Ministry of Forestry and the Indonesian Embassy in the UK recently held an event to promote Indonesia’s timber legality assurance system (SVLK)...... [more...]

  • February 21, 2013 20:18

Indonesia: Exporters urged to diversify international markets

The Ministry of Forestry recently hosted a press conference for the Secretary General of the Ministry of Forestry and the head of EU Delegation for Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and ASEAN, Ambassador Julian Wilson...... [more...]

  • February 04, 2013 16:01

Indonesia: Jakarta businesses hit by deadly floods

Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, was brought to a standstill by flooding which peaked on 17 January...... [more...]

  • January 20, 2013 12:25

Indonesian legality verification system enters into force

Indonesia and the European Union have finalised an agreement aimed at ending trade in illegally-sourced wood through the implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA)...... [more...]

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