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Consistent wood certification matters

  • IB Putera Parthama
    IB Putera Parthama

    Director general of sustainable production forest management at the Environment and Forestry Ministry

Jakarta | Tue, December 5, 2017 | 12:31 pm
Consistent wood certification matters Fight against logging: Several officers from the Environment and Forestry Ministry inspect on logs allegedly part of illegal logging activity in South Sumatra. (The Environment and Forestry Ministry/File)

PREMIUM November marked a historic moment in Indonesia’s wood product exports. One year ago, on Nov. 15, Indonesian wood products were for the first time shipped with the timber legality certificate (S-LK), an equivalent of the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) license. The shipment capped years of negotiations between Indonesia and the European Union to conclude a voluntary par...

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