IMM Trade Consultation, London
Probos moderating session´FLEGT-licensed timber in EU public procurement´
The Trade Consultation is a chance for timber businesses and other industry stakeholders, such as specifiers, manufacturers and retailers, to hear latest findings from the IMM’s market survey work and monitoring of EU trade flows from FLEGT VPA-engaged supplier countries.
The consultation is also an opportunity for delegates to discuss key issues and share their views on the FLEGT initiative with the EC and Government of Indonesia, the first country to start FLEGT licensing its timber exports to the EU, granting them exemption from the EU Timber Regulation. The UK event starts with a tour of an exhibition at the Building Centre explaining the process behind the EU FLEGT Action Plan in Indonesia. Following this will be presentations on Indonesia-EU trade since the start of FLEGT licensing, EU tropical timber market trends, and the results of the IMM’s 2017 EU trade surveys. Delegates will also hear preliminary findings from its EU furniture sector study, and a presentation on Indonesia’s PHPL sustainable forest management standard and its role in the country’s VPA.