Ghana finalising FLEGT process

14 December 2018

Ghana is now ready for the final assessment of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) that will ensure its timber and timber products exported to the EU come from legal sources, according to Ghana Web.

The implementation of the final assessment will enable Ghana to move forward with licensing of its timber product exports to the EU under the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT).

Ghana Forestry Commission announced the news at the Food and Agricultural Organisation FAO-EU FLEGT programme on knowledge sharing among three countries – Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Laos People’s Democratic Republic in Accra.

The programme comprised a two-day conference, field trips and discussions on challenges which each country is facing in developing its VPA and timber legality assurance system (TLAS).


Ghana signed a VPA with the EU in 2009.