Guyana, EU initial partnership agreement for legal timber trade

Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman and Deputy Director General for the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) Marjeta Jager initialling the agreement on Friday. (EU Delegation photo)

Guyana and the European Union (EU) have concluded a six-year process of negotiations to promote trade in legal wood products and ensure the sustainable forest management.

A Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) was initialled at a special ceremony at Berlaymont Hall in Brussels, Belgium last Friday, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources, which has described the event as “historic.”

The initialling was done by Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman on behalf of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, and Deputy Director General for the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) Marjeta Jager on behalf of the EU…..

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