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.
The Sustainable Forestry Information System Suriname is part of the National Forest Monitoring System and will replace the present log tracking system (LogPro), aiming to improve both the efficiency and transparency of monitoring timber harvesting and trade. SFISS finally aims to ensure the legality of timber harvesting and trade.
In February, 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. After strong reactions by civil society and environmentalists, the same Ministry revoked the regulation.
The ETTF (European Timber Trade Federation) and the ATIBT (Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux) have concluded an agreement to merge together their respective websites providing information in the context of the application of the EUTR (European Union Timber Regulation).