TWG Meeting Discussion agreed to split LTD4 into 2 definitions
(Lao CSO FLEGT) Forest Law Implementation Program, Management and Timber Trade. The FLEGT program creates opportunities for Laos to access more new timber import markets, especially markets that require legal timber (such as the 28 European Union member countries, the United States, Australia, Japan). The FLEGT program or a similar system will be the international standard in the near future.
Through the meeting of the Technical Work Group (TWG) over the past 3 days (October 4-6, 2023), it has been seen that: the goals of the meeting have been achieved. The meeting agreed to separate the draft definition of wood LTD4 entitled: Natural wood from the forest for the use of the village and personal land into 2 draft definitions: 1) The definition of the natural wood from the forest for the use of the village and 2) The definition of the natural wood from the personal land to present for comments from the responsible committee.
Both of 2 definitions of wood are the most important legal documents for the civil social organization to carry out, spread, and create understanding for the local people who live in close contact with nature to understand their rights and obligations in managing and using natural resources correctly according to policies and regulations to make natural resources sustainable forever.