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Voluntary Partnership Agreement Between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance And Trade

VPA is a legally binding trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Vietnamese government. Under the VPA, Vietnam develops Timber Legality Assurance Systems (TLAS) to verify that its timber exports are legal, and the EU agrees to accept only licensed imports from Vietnam when VPA is signed and FLEGT licensing system is in plac

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Additional Info

Field Value
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Viet Nam
Document reference # n/a
Issuing agency/parties
  • Office of the Government
Implementing agencies
  • Office of the Government
  • English
Formal type of document Agreements
Alternative/short title VPA between EU and Vietnam government on FLEGT
Topics Forest policy and administration
License Other (Open)
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

The text of the EU-Vietnam FLEGT VPA is made public here exclusively for information purposes. The text presented in this document is the text at the end of the negotiations conducted by the European Commission. It will be subject to legal revision in order to verify the internal consistency and to ensure that the formulations of the negotiating results are legally sound. It will thereafter be transmitted to the Council of the European Union and to the European Parliament for ratification. The text presented in this document is not binding under international law and will only become so after the completion of the ratification process.

Status Signed and in effect
Adoption date/Enacted/Promulgation date/Signing date October 19, 2018
Effective/Enforced Date June 1, 2019
Publication reference VPA/FLEGT
Links to source
Keywords VPA,FLEGT
Date uploaded January 20, 2020, 08:36 (UTC)
Date modified February 3, 2020, 01:39 (UTC)