Vietnam plans national forest management certification system; Vietnam increases imports of wood materials from the EU
In order to gradually meet the demand for transparent domestic raw materials, VNFOREST plans to issue a certificate of sustainable forest management in Vietnam.
The administration will work closely with the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) to accelerate the recognition of the national forest certification system and link with the PEFC forest certification. It is reported that the area of the newly-planted forest has so far reached 108,258 ha, accounting for 41.6% of the plan and that of the whole year is expected to hit 260,000 ha, meeting the year’s target. The total export turnover of wood and forestry products for the whole year might reach 15.5 billion US-$, a year-on-year increase of 17%.