The Negotiation team drafts a legality definition based on inputs from the multi-stakeholder consultation process. The concrete approach differs from country to country.
The Vice Minister of MAF has been appointed as the Chief Negotiator to lead the Lao delegation in the negotiations. The Vice Minister of Industry and Commerce and the Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment have been selected as Vice Chief Negotiators. The Director General of Department of Forest Inspection functions as the secretariat for the Negotiation Team. Representatives of the Negotiation Support and Development Committee and the Technical Working Group are selected to be members of the Negotiation Team and join according to the topics of each negotiation.