Baseline Study 3, Vietnam: Overview of Forest Governance and Trade

In 2009, PROFOREST conducted a study on the forestry sector in Vietnam, commissioned by the European Forestry Institute (EFI). The report compiled information on issues related to Vietnam’s role as one of the world’s largest manufacturing centers for the wood products trade, particularly as it related to sourcing of legally produced wood. It analysed options for the Vietnamese government and the European Commission if they agreed to proceed with a Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). Plans to proceed with a FLEGT VPA subsequently started in 2010. This document serves as an update from the 2009 PROFOR report, and delves more deeply into some of the issues raised – including land tenure, timber harvested from plantations and natural forest, forest certification, and details on the current situation of timber and wood processing industry.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Logging and timber
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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© EU FLEGT Facility, BASELINE STUDY 3, Vietnam: Overview of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade, April 2011

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European Forest Institute – FLEGT Asia Regional Office c/o Embassy of Finland 5th Floor, Wisma Chinese Chamber 258 Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur Tel: +60 3-42511886 Fax: +60 3-42511245 Website:

Author (corporate) Forest Trends
Publisher The European Forest Institute
Publication date 2011
Pagination 51
Date uploaded May 1, 2018, 16:12 (UTC)
Date modified October 22, 2018, 15:37 (UTC)