Lacey & EU Timber Regulation Enforcement Workshop: Substantiated Concerns, Producer Country Cooperation, and Cameroon Supply Chains
October 28, 2014 - October 30, 2014
This three-day event brought together enforcement officials involved with the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) and US Lacey Act as part of an ongoing series of workshops encouraging collaboration and effective implementation of forest product legal trade legislation.
Days 1 & 2
The workshop on October 28-29th was co-organized by Chatham House and Forest Trends and focused on standards for NGOs wishing to submit "substantiated concerns" in the Lacey/EUTR context, and best practices in cooperation with enforcement agents in forest producer countries.
The October 30th meeting was organized by Forest Trends and focused on Cameroon origin wood products. Experts were invited to present on Cameroonian timber supply chains that enter the EU and US directly and indirectly, the domestic legal context and appropriate documentation of legal compliance, risk analysis, and credible risk mitigation in the national context.
Emily Unwin, ClientEarth
Daniela Montalto, Greenpeace
Paolo Cerutti, CIFOR
Martin Mbongo, FLEGT Focal Point, Cameroon
Horline Njike, Field Legality Advisory Group (FLAG), Cameroon
Ralph Ridder, Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT)
Leticia Calvo Vialettes, NEPCon