Corruption Perception Index
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Source: Transparency International
Bans & quota
There are no specific bans or limitations on the export of timber from the Central African Republic.
However, forest concessionaires must process 70% of the logs they harvest within a local processing unit (sawmill, peeling unit, etc.), for the main species that are harvested (so-called 1st category species).
CITES and protected species
There are two tree species from the Central African Republic listed on CITES Appendix II:
- Afrormosia (Pericopsiselata). This CITES listing applies to logs, sawn wood and veneer sheets.
- 3 Guibourtia recently added to list 2 of the CITES (proven presence of G. demeusei at the very least.
National action on timber legality
The Central African Republic and the EU entered into negotiations for a voluntary partnership agreement in October 2009. The Agreement was signed in November 2011 and ratified in July 2012. The Central African Republic is developing a legality assurance system to control, verify and license legal timber. This will be used for timber and timber products exported to the EU and to other destinations worldwide, as well as within the domestic market (EFI). The backbone of the LAS architecture is the Central Inspectorate of Water and Forests (ICEF).
The 2013-2015 crisis had slowed progress in the implementation of the FLEGT VPA. Since 2016, the CAR has been benefiting from a FOA-EU-FLEGT project to support the implementation of the FLEGT Action Plan. Useful information regarding the implementation of the VPA in CAR is available online: here.
Third party certification
The Central African Republic currently has no certified forests. There has been a OLB certificate in the country covering 195 500 hectares, but this certificate has been terminated.