ຍິນດີຕ້ອນຮັບເຂົ້າສູ່ເວັບໄຊທທາງການຂອງລາວ FLEGT

Lao EU-FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) Process

Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS)

A timber legality assurance system is the most important component of a VPA because it assures that timber or timber products exported from a VPA partner country to the EU comply with national legislation.

It consists of:

– A definition of legally produced timber.

– A system to track timber products from point of harvest or import to point of export.

– A system to verify compliance with the definition and the tracking system.

– Licensing of exports to attest to their legality.

– Independent audit of all components.

By the end of 2017, the national Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) is piloted in three provinces; it includes opportunities for synergy with private legality and sustainability initiatives and it is included in the negotiating process.