ITTO project, PP-A/56-342B "ANALYSIS OF TIMBER LEGALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEMS AND GOOD PRACTICES IN VIET NAM FOR SUSTAINABLE TIMBER TRADE" conducted studies and developed two technical reports:
- Vietnam’s timber exports to Japan during 2018–2021 with a focus on products made using imported high-risk species. Using risk criteria stipulated by the Vietnam legal framework, this technical report identifies the high-risk imported species in timber products exported from Vietnam and generates recommendations for stakeholders in import countries.
- Vietnam’s plantation timber supply chain: good practices to promote legal and sustainable timber products. Focusing on the domestic plantation timber supply chain, this technical report discusses forestry cooperatives and measures taken by downstream processing companies, which support demonstrating timber legality and/or traceability of the timber supply chains.
This summary report shares the findings of the two technical reports and provides information that assists in the due diligence when importing timber from Vietnam.