Forest stakeholders hail participation behind Honduras-EU timber trade deal

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When Honduras decided to negotiate a timber trade deal with the EU in 2013, few imagined the profound effect of simply having forest stakeholders come together to talk about timber-related issues.

Negotiations on the deal, called a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), were concluded on 14 June 2018. The agreement aims to promote trade in legal timber, prevent illegal products from reaching the EU, and improve forest governance. The VPA is the first between the EU and any country in the Americas.

Read the full story on the EU FLEGT Facility website.