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Stakeholders Show Strong Interest in Forest Certification in China

Stakeholders Show Strong Interest in Forest Certification in China

The China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) has established a platform to facilitate interaction with and between Chinese stakeholders interested in promoting forest certification. The CFCC Stakeholder Forum, which was inaugurated recently in Beijing, will meet several times per year to provide information and updates about the continuous development of the China Forest Certification Scheme (CFCS).

PEFC Continues Expansion in the Tropics

PEFC Continues Expansion in the Tropics

Indonesia has become the latest Asian country to join PEFC after China and Malaysia, demonstrating that PEFC is the forest certification system of choice for the region. The Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC) decision to join the world’s largest forest certification system was founded in PEFC’s unique bottom-up approach, which respects the uniqueness of sovereignty,

EUTR Putting it into practice Dec 2012

EUTR Putting it into practice Dec 2012

By Jade Saunders   In March 2013 new legislation comes into effect across all 27 European Union countries which changes the way companies trading in timber and wood products do business, set out in the European Union’s Timber Regulation (EUTR). It prohibits the “first placement” of any illegal wood product on the EU market. This

Three Southeast Asian Countries Prepare for New European Timber Import Rules

Three Southeast Asian Countries Prepare for New European Timber Import Rules

By Michael Buckley Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam supply timber and timber products to processing countries such as China and consumer markets such as the European Union. In Europe timber importers and customers are finalising their preparations to comply with the EU Timber Regulation. Meanwhile these three countries, and others in Southeast Asia, are doing their

AMKRI Meet FENA (European Federation for Furniture Retailers)

AMKRI Meet FENA (European Federation for Furniture Retailers)

Untuk pertama kalinya, Asosia Mebel dan Kerajinan Rotan Indonesia (AMKRI) bertemu dengan FENA (European Federation for Furniture Retailers). Pertemuan yang bisa dikatakan sebagai pertemuan bersejarah terjadi pada Pameran Interior International IMM Cologne pada 17 januari 2013 lalu. Untuk pertama kalinya kedua asosasi dari Indonesia dan Eropa bertemu membahas berbagai rangkaian kerjasama bisnis terutama di sektor