Peru works toward system that enables legal timber verification
The National Forest and wildlife Service of Peru (SERFOR) announces the completion of the updating of the Monitoring and Control module of its National Forest and Wildlife Information System (MC-SNIFFS). Finally this module will be able to prove legal origin of Peruvian timber in both domestic as well as international markets.
Improved timber production control in Suriname
The Sustainable Forestry Information System Suriname (SFISS) is part of the National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) and will replace the present log tracking system (LogPro), aiming to improve both the efficiency and transparency of monitoring timber harvesting and trade. The transition started mid-2019 and is still in progress. SFISS finally aims to ensure the legality of timber harvesting and trade.
Indonesia revoked problematic timber export regulation
In February 2020, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade issued new requirements for Export of Forestry Industry Product. This was seen by many as an effort to weaken the Indonesian Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) as the new regulation would no longer require V-Legal documentation and as a result, timber producers would no longer have an incentive to keep their SVLK Certificate active.
ETTF and ATIBT start collaboration on Timber Trade Portal
The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Form International and the International Tropical Timber Technical Association (ATIBT) signed a new agreement for the expansion and improvement of the Timber Trade Portal (TTP) on the 8th of March, 2021.