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The training workshop “Evaluating the Impact of latest commitments of FLEGT-VPA on timber businesses” was held by the Center for Education and Development (CED) and Vietnam Chamber of Commercial and Industry in Da Nang (VCCI Da Nang) on 30 August 2017 in Da Nang as one of the project activities. The objective of the training workshop was to update the latest important contents of FLEGT-VPA and discuss the impacts and solutions for 3 items: imported timber control, organization classification, verifying the origin of the timber and FLEGT licensing.

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Report vcci 31.10.17 final eng

  1. 1. REPORT ON TRAINING WORKSHOP ON "EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF LATEST COMMITMENTS OF FLEGT-VPA ON TIMBER BUSINESSES" THE PROJECT: “PROMOTING PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT WITH THE VOLUNTARILY PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (VPA) IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS IN VIETNAM” Da Nang, August 2017
  2. 2. Training workshop report CED-VCCI Da Nang, August 2017 Page 2 I. Introduction The project “Promoting the private sector engagement with the Voluntarily Partnership Agreement (VPA) implementation in Vietnam” is funded by FAO-UN. The project is designed to enhance the understanding of and compliance to legal frameworks, to promote legal production and the best management practices throughout the timber product value chain in Vietnam, and to strengthen public-private dialogues to advance the VPA process in Vietnam. There are two specific objectives: to increase business access to information on legality requirements according to Vietnamese laws and regulation on Timber Legality (TL); to strengthening public – private dialogues in advancing VPA process. The objectives will be achieved through following activities:  One-day launching and participatory planning workshop: 30 participants (including association members from Da Nang, Binh Dinh, Binh Duong);  Training materials revised for businesses and agenda for one-day business trainings;  Network of trainers established and maintained (for support businesses, sharing experience, online networking);  Five one-day training courses for at least 150 business representatives;  One regional public – private forum with 50 participants;  One national public private forum with 70 participants;  A comprehensive communication plan. The training workshop “Evaluating the Impact of latest commitments of FLEGT-VPA on timber businesses” was held by the Center for Education and Development (CED) and Vietnam Chamber of Commercial and Industry in Da Nang (VCCI Da Nang) on 30 August 2017 in Da Nang as one of the project activities. The objective of the training workshop was to update the latest important contents of FLEGT-VPA and discuss the impacts and solutions for 3 items: imported timber control, organization classification, verifying the origin of the timber and FLEGT licensing.
  3. 3. Training workshop report CED-VCCI Da Nang, August 2017 Page 3 II. Training workshop contents and process The training workshop applied practical methodologies, focused on discussion, exchanges and sharing among businesses and facilitating learning among participants through group work and discussions. The workshop also encouraged dialogue between businesses and the local public.  Participants were staff from import and export departments or other relevant positions in their companies, we also encourage participation from businesses leaders;  Participants from each business will have to prepare information about their companies to share with the others and to use in group work and discussions. Section 1. Introducing FLEGT-VPA and brief its latest important requirements After the opening from VCCI Da Nang’s representative, participants were provided the FLEGT-VPA - major commitments and updated latest commitments, including: A. Introducing VPA-FLEGT B. Major commitments 1. Imported timber control 2. Organization classification 3. Verifying the origin of the timber 4. FLEGT licensing The main commitments were updated in detail, clearly according to the diagram below:
  4. 4. Training workshop report CED-VCCI Da Nang, August 2017 Page 4 (Source: Vietnam Administration of Forestry) Figure 1. Major commitments Imported timber control term requires importers to declare the imported timber, apply the risk filter of the type of timber and geographical area, and provide proofs of origin of timber if it is in high risk group (forest management certificate, exploitation license or other alternative document). (Source: Vietnam Administration of Forestry) Figure 2. Diagram of the imported timber control
  5. 5. Training workshop report CED-VCCI Da Nang, August 2017 Page 5 Organization classification is applicable to all businesses involved in the timber supply chain (including harvesting, importing, processing, transporting and exporting). Businesses make their self-assessments according to the criteria set by the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development. The assessment is then sent to the Provincial Forest Protection Department for appraisal. Appraisal results are submitted to Central Forest Protection Department and published. The Central Department developed and managed the database of organization classification and distributed accessing to this database to related parties. (Source: Vietnam Administration of Forestry) Figure 3. Diagram of the procedures, methods and responsibilities for classifying organizations Verification for organization classificated in each category: Category 1 Organization: Not require to verify. Businesses self-certificate on the timber packing list. Category 2 Organizations and Households/Individuals: Local Forest Protection Department inspects dossier and all consignment (minimum 20% of the volume of each consignment), vertify timber packing list.
  6. 6. Training workshop report CED-VCCI Da Nang, August 2017 Page 6 (Source: Vietnam Administration of Forestry) Figure 4. Diagram of export verification – Category 1 Organizations (Source: Vietnam Administration of Forestry) Figure 5. Diagram of export verification – Category 2 Organizations and Households/Individuals Shipments exported to the EU market must have a FLEGT license before customs clearance. The Government of Vietnam will issue legal documents regulating the responsibilities, order
  7. 7. Training workshop report CED-VCCI Da Nang, August 2017 Page 7 and procedures for FLEGT licensing: form of permit, information, procedures for granting, extension, replacement, revocation, licensing dossier. The FLEGT licensing authority will develop and manage a licensing database. Category 1 Organizations: Export procedures are not required prior to licensing. Category 2 Organizations: They must carry out export verification procedures before being licensed. (Source: Vietnam Administration of Forestry) Figure 6. Diagram of FLEGT licensing procedure Following a presentation of the latest commitments in FLEGT-VPA, the participants were divided into 2 groups of 4 commitments to discuss the positive and negative impacts and recommend solutions. Section 2: Discussion the positive and negative impacts and solution for 3 items: imported timber control, organization classification, verifying the origin of the timber and FLEGT licensing (including impacts related with Economic, Society, Environment, Gender, Administrative Procedures and Law) The results of the discussion are summarized as follows:
  8. 8. Training workshop report CED-VCCI Da Nang, August 2017 Page 8 Requirement Positive effects Negative effects Solutions Organization Classification Firstly, the competitiveness and market accessing of enterprises were improved. The production cost of category 1 organizations will be significantly reduced because verification time is shorted. Secondly, the prestige of Vietnam's timber industry on the international market has been improved, strengthened and increased. Finally, businesses are encouraged to comply with the law, more transparent in operation, fulfill the tax obligations to meet the requirements of the agreement, reduce risks. Enterprises will also pay more attention to the environment and the rights of the labor. On the business side, in the opinion of delegates attending the workshop, SMEs will face many difficulties in implementing OCS without the support and training from Government. Specifically, SMEs will be affected by import-export procedures, which are difficult to compete due to limited capacity and resources. In addition, SMEs must face with changes in the management of their organization. The recruitment of seasonal workers will become limited for this business, which makes it more difficult to meet orders from importers. For them, in the case of customers or larger businesses that require OCS capabilities, they will be greatly impacted. Because they are not accredited, they need to carry out many Firstly, SMEs should have the support and training from the Government to gain more market access. These enterprises also need to cooperate, actively participate in the community for the same aim to help each other to meet the requirements of the agreement. This community will also help SMEs improve their position in the market. Secondly, it is necessary to apply digital technology, online tools and internet in management; reform administrative procedures; reduce directly contact between enterprises and civil servants. Thirdly, in order to reduce the overload of management systems, voluntary system is required. OCS deployment should begin only once this system has
  9. 9. Training workshop report CED-VCCI Da Nang, August 2017 Page 9 administrative procedures in order to export, so the possibility of missing out on opportunities increase when foreign importers decide to focus on the larger business. For category 2 organization, it will be extremely difficult to gain market share with category 1. Workers are negatively affected by the decline in the number of businesses in category 1 and the number of businesses in category 2 is increasing due to the inability to meet VPA requirements. In the early days of the VPA, the relationship between businesses and importers would be difficult and contradictory. On the government side, a foreseeable negative impact is that management systems will overload, including information processing systems, human been built so that they can help reduce the burden on the state and to help businesses overcome their problems. Fourthly, the inspection and verification should clarify the content, process, time, information and notice in a suitable time for enterprises to know and prepare. In addition, Government should establish an organization to appraise and classify enterprises, operate in parallel with the provincial FPD.
  10. 10. Training workshop report CED-VCCI Da Nang, August 2017 Page 10 resources systems to control and enforce administrative procedures to enforce the FLEGT-VPA. In addition, the enterprise does not have sufficient capacity, or SMEs do not meet requirements of state agencies, which make to increased corruption. Imported timber control Firstly, legally timber supply increases. Secondly, quality control system also increased the value of Vietnamese timber products in the international market, leading to a rise in other markets outside Europe. Finally, the verification origin has a positive effect on consumer. This makes them know that the product they are using has a legal origin. The quality control system of imported timber makes timber supply to Vietnam limited, leading to a shortage of timber material used in production. Due to strict supply control, increasing demand for timber will push up the price, which will lead to negative effect on the competitiveness of domestic enterprises. Firstly, strengthen the provision of information on high risk geography areas through overseas trade staffs. Second, the records provided to the business should be accurate and lawful. FPD certifies a whole contract, not certification for each shipment to help businesses do not take much time. Coordination between customs, local forest protection departments, and other authorities will also help businesses to confirm contracts faster and more favorable.
  11. 11. Training workshop report CED-VCCI Da Nang, August 2017 Page 11 Thirdly, the Government should support to timber importers at the beginning into the market. Domestic afforestation should also be encouraged. It is necessary to assist businesses to collaborate with countries which have sustainable forest management. Fourthly, the competent authorities must publish the form of document proving the lawful timber of exporting country to facilitate the actual verification. Fifth, the state should engage in negotiation of legal timber standards between countries. A common standard will limit the risks when exporting or importing. Sixth, for types of the timber that have not yet been identified, customs allow
  12. 12. Training workshop report CED-VCCI Da Nang, August 2017 Page 12 the business to clear and take them to the bonded warehouse. Finally, if Vietnam deploy the control system well, Vietnam will be considered a good implementation of signed international agreement. This helps legal documents (VPA legislation) better align with FTAs. Verifying the origin of the timber and FLEGT licensing Verification will benefit FDI enterprises and large enterprises that meet VPA standards (Category 1 enterprises). This will encourage SMEs in the country to change to meet the criteria of being classified in category 1. With a strict process, businesses will be more productive in their export performance, increased their competitiveness and market share. In addition, the verification makes the authorities more transparent and Enterprises will have difficulties and risks when seeking information of exporting countries. Administrative procedures and procedures for group 2 enterprises have increased, leading to the risk of negative occurrences in handling administrative procedures. Along with that, the risk of late shipment and breach of contract also soared. Firstly, contribute to the development of supporting industries to modernize agriculture and rural development. Secondly, FLEGT certification is granted to enterprises according to their timber shipments, subtracting volumes when exporting. Thirdly, FLEGT licensing for enterprises in one year then deduct the amount of used timber to make favorable conditions for businesses.
  13. 13. Training workshop report CED-VCCI Da Nang, August 2017 Page 13 compliant. The genuine business enterprises will increasingly develop, expand the market, domestic enterprises also increased the competitiveness compared with FDI enterprises, accessed and expand the European market in the long term. Fourthly, it is necessary to build a post- inspection mechanism to avoid the case where the category 1 enterprises have incorrectly declared. The government needs to change the legal document to be compatible with the VPA. Finally, government agencies should provide information about the risk filter (types of timber and geographical area) to enterprises. At that time, enterprises will be more convenient when carrying out procedures and signing contracts with partners.
  14. 14. IV. Results of the workshop and training (based on participant’s assessment) Assessment before training workshop Assessment the knowledge of businesses in 4 areas: Imported timber control, organization classification, verify the origin of the timber and FLEGT licensing. The training workshop have been attended by 30 participants. There were only 15 participants from businesses that filled out assessment form. The assessment offers 5 levels: not known, have heard, known the basics, known fully and proficient for all areas. Imported timber control: The commitment includes 3 parts: Importer make the self-declaration, applying the risk filter of the type of timber and geographical area, and providing proofs of origin of timber if it is in high risk group (forest management certificate, exploitation license or other alternative document). To the question about the knowledge in this commitment, 5 participants said they did not know, 16 participants have heard, 14 participants had a basics knowledge, 8 participants known fully. Specially, there were only 1 participant who gave feedback that they were proficient at this area. Organization classification: The commitment includes 3 parts: Applying to all businesses involved in the timber supply chain (including harvesting, importing, processing, transporting and exporting); businesses make their self-assessments according to the criteria set by the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development; Central Forest Protection Department develops and manages the database of organization classification and distributes accessing to this database to related parties. To the question about the knowledge in this commitment, 13 participants said they did not know, 18 participants have heard, 4 participants had a basics knowledge, 10 participants known fully and no one was proficient. Verifying the origin of the timber: The commitment includes 4 parts: Self-declaration timber parking list and completing timber export dossier; importer must check the documents of timber origin (parking list and invoice); confirmation request from the Commune People's Committee in the case of consumption of some types of timber (forest timber, timber from home gardens, scattered trees, rubber wood), local Forest Protection Department was required to verify and inspect at least 20% of Category 2 Organization’s shipment or households/individuals ones. To the question about the knowledge in this commitment, 3 participants indicated they did not
  15. 15. know, 11 participants have heard, 22 participants had a basics knowledge, 15 participants known fully and no one was proficient. FLEGT licensing: The commitment includes 2 parts: Shipments exporting to Europe market are requires a FLEGT license prior to clearance; FLEGT licensing authority/CITES Vietnam will design software for e-licensing, database management. To the question about the knowledge in this commitment, 6 participants indicated they did not know, 8 participants have heard, 9 participants had a basics knowledge, 6 participants known fully and only 1 participant was proficient. Figure 7. Result of Assessment the knowledge of FLEGT-VPA Assessment the demand of information of businesses To the question whether businesses are interested in contents such as legal definition for households and organizations and how to set up and verify evidence and proof for legal timber for each step in supply chain, internal inspection, verification of timber legality compliance of households and organizations, including organization classification system (OCS) risk-based assessment classification, FLEGT licensing, and independent monitoring, it can be said that most of participants are interested in the a.m content and issues (14 participants said they are necessary), there are 2 participants said that they are not necessary. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Before workshop - Not known Before workshop - Have heard Before workshop - Known the basics Before workshop - Known fully Before workshop - Proficient Assessment the knowledge of FLEGT-VPA Imported timber control Organization classification Verifying the origin of the timber FLEGT licensing
  16. 16. 14 participants are interested in LD information and criteria, 12 participants are interested in information related to FLEGT licensing, verification of business compliance of households and organizations, OCS based on risk assessment and how they can create, verify and approve evidence in each step of the supply chain. 12 participants are interested in internal inspection and independent monitoring. See figure 8. Figure 8. Result of Assessment the demand of information Assessment the means of receiving information Publication: 7 participants are expected to receive information on the legal definition, 4 participants are expected to receive information on verifying evidence for legal timber for each step in supply chain, 4 participants are expected to receive information on internal inspection, 4 participants are expected to receive information verification of business compliance of households and organizations, 4 participants are expected to receive information on FLEGT licensing and 3 participants are expected to receive information on independent monitoring. Social networking: 3 participants are expected to receive information on the legal definition, 3 participants are expected to receive information on verifying evidence for legal timber for each step in supply chain, 3 participants are expected to receive information on internal inspection, 4 participants are expected to receive information verification of business compliance of 12 12 12 12 12 14 11 12 13 14 Independent monitoring FLEGT licensing Verification of compliance Internal inspection Creating and verifying evidence Legal definition Assessment the demandof informationof businesses Interested
  17. 17. households and organizations, 3 participants are expected to receive information on FLEGT licensing and no one is expected to receive information on independent monitoring. Newspaper, radio, TV: 2 participants are expected to receive information on the legal definition, 2 participants are expected to receive information on verifying evidence for legal timber for each step in supply chain, 2 participants are expected to receive information on internal inspection, 3 participants are expected to receive information verification of business compliance of households and organizations, 1 participant is expected to receive information on FLEGT licensing and 1 participant is expected to receive information on independent monitoring. Website: 12 participants are expected to receive information on the legal definition, 12 participants are expected to receive information on verifying evidence for legal timber for each step in supply chain, 12 participants are expected to receive information on internal inspection, 11 participants are expected to receive information verification of business compliance of households and organizations, 12 participant is expected to receive information on FLEGT licensing and 10 participant are expected to receive information on independent monitoring. E-newsletter: 5 participants are expected to receive information on the legal definition, 4 participants are expected to receive information on verifying evidence for legal timber for each step in supply chain, 5 participants are expected to receive information on internal inspection, 6participants are expected to receive information verification of business compliance of households and organizations, 5 participant is expected to receive information on FLEGT licensing and 6 participant are expected to receive information on independent monitoring. To the question, which information channel their companies would like to receive information and updates on VPA from, 45% want to receive information through website, about 28% want to receive information through e-newsletters, 13% through social network and media, about 8% want to receive through publications and printed materials and 6% want to receive through traditional media such as television, radio and newspapers.
  18. 18. Figure 9. Result of Assessment the means of receiving information VPA Readiness Assessment The training session started with readiness assessment of companies with VPA. After this assessment, it can be said that most of participating companies are able to comply with new requirements from VPA (see the assessment checklist for more information). Companies answered 13 questions designed to check their compliance possibility with FLEGT-VPA (Please see annex 1). The form is available online and companies can use it check if they are compliant with VAP requirements as the first step: http://flegtvpa.com/doanh-nghiep-ban-san- sang-voi-flegt-chua.html Assessment checklist results will be calculated according to the following results: 10 - 13 answers: Yes, you are on the right track! 6-9 answers: Yes, you have a lot of work to do to ensure your business is ready to adapt to FLEGT- VPA! 0-5 answers: Yes, you should plan to adapt to FLEGT-VPA immediately! With 15 assessments from participants, most of the companies are able to adapt with VPA. Specific responses are listed below: 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 E-Newsletter Website Newspaper, radio, TV Social media Publication Assessment the means of receiving information Independent monitoring FLEGT licensing Verification of compliance Internal inspection Creating and verifying evidence Legal definition
  19. 19. With the question, is your business is legally registered and licensed according to relevant laws and regulations; 9 participants said yes and 6 participants did not answer. 14 participants said their companies fulfill all obligatory taxes and fees required by laws, only 1 participant did not answer. 12 participants said their companies are compliant with regulations and relevant environmental requirements; 2 participants said unsure and 1 participant did not answer. There were 12 participants that said their companies are compliant with all occupational health and safety requirements, only 2 participants were unsure and 1 participant did not answer. 13 participants said their companies are compliant with all labor laws and regulations, only 1 participant said unsure and 1 participant did not answer. 14 participants said their companies are compliant with transport, trade, import or export regulations, procedures and restrictions, only 1 participant did not answer. 10 participants have said their businesses have maintained their filing of trade transactions throughout the supply chain and known their supply chain, 2 participants said they were unsure, 1 participant said no and 2 participants did not answer. 12 participants said that they know their businesses use legal timber, 2 participants said they were unsure, 1 participant did not answer. 8 participants said that they have had access to information about your forest product supply chains to a level that allows you to confirm and document that the material/products originate from forest sources with low risk of legal violations or that potential risks have already been mitigated. There, 3 participants were unsure and 2 participants said they do not have and 2 participants did not answer. 9 participants said their businesses have avoided high risk sources, including wood from countries with sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council or the EU Council on timber imports or exports and wood from countries or areas with prevalence of armed conflicts. 4 participants were unsure and 1 participant said no and 1 participant did not answer.
  20. 20. 9 participants said their businesses have a necessary and/or appropriate system of segregation or a chain of custody system (CoC). 2 participants were unsure and 3 participants said no and 1 participant did not answer. 13 participants said that their businesses have a comprehensive record keeping systemin place. 1 participant were unsure. 1 participant did not answer. 14 participants said their businesses have maintained the records for at least 5 years. 1 participant did not answer. Figure 10. Result of VPA Readiness Assessment According to the assessment, there were 12 out of 15 participants who ensure their businesses is ready to adapt to FLEGT-VPA, only 2 participant said their organizations are not ready and 1 participant did not respond. The above assessment shows that the participants in the workshop have been prepared to comply with FLEGT-VPA requirements. However, 3 participants have not prepared documents, invoices, information to adapt the agreement. They need to spend time and resources to complete the procedure what is to improve the business’ rank and meet the requirements of the FLEGT-VPA. Assessment after training workshop There are 12 participant filled out the assessment form after training workshop. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Business VPA Readiness Assessment Have a lot of work to adapt On the right track
  21. 21. Assessment the change in knowledge of FLEFT-VPA after workshop with 5 levels (not known, have heard, know the basics, known fully and proficient) 4 areas: Imported timber control, organization classification, verify the origin of the timber and FLEGT licensing. Imported timber control: The commitment includes 3 parts: Importer make the self-declaration, applying the risk filter of the type of timber and geographical area, and providing proofs of origin of timber if it is in high risk group (forest management certificate, exploitation license or other alternative document). To the question about the knowledge in this commitment, 5 participants said they did not know, 9 participants have heard, 16 participants had a basics knowledge, 11 participants known fully. Organization classification: The commitment includes 3 parts: Applying to all businesses involved in the timber supply chain (including harvesting, importing, processing, transporting and exporting); businesses make their self-assessments according to the criteria set by the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development; Central Forest Protection Department develops and manages the database of organization classification and distributes accessing to this database to related parties. To the question about the knowledge in this commitment, 8 participants have heard, 13 participants had a basics knowledge, 15 participants known fully. Verifying the origin of the timber: The commitment includes 4 parts: Self-declaration timber parking list and completing timber export dossier; importer must check the documents of timber origin (parking list and invoice); confirmation request from the Commune People's Committee in the case of consumption of some types of timber (forest timber, timber from home gardens, scattered trees, rubber wood), local Forest Protection Department was required to verify and inspect at least 20% of Category 2 Organization’s shipment or households/individuals ones. To the question about the knowledge in this commitment, 11 participants have heard, 10 participants had a basics knowledge, 24 participants known fully and 3 participants were proficient. FLEGT licensing: The commitment includes 2 parts: Shipments exporting to Europe market are requires a FLEGT license prior to clearance; FLEGT licensing authority/CITES Vietnam will design software for e-licensing, database management. To the question about the knowledge in this
  22. 22. commitment, 2 participants have heard, 5 participants had a basics knowledge, 15 participants known fully and only 2 participants were proficient. See figure 11. Figure 11. Result of Assessment the change in knowledge of FLEFT-VPA after workshop Based on the results, the change in knowledge and understanding of the participants before and after the workshop was significantly increased. Most of participants has a fully basic knowledge of FLEGT-VPA. In particular, some participants deeply understood the commitments of FLEGT- VPA. General assessment of the training workshop (method, content, logistics, training specialists) After the training workshop, organizer issued 12 assessment form with 5 items and 5 levels. 7 participants said that training course’s contents, training specialists and logistics are excellent, 5 participants assessed at good level. 5 participants agreed that discussion methods are excellent and 7 participants assessed at good level. 0 5 10 15 20 25 Not known Have heard Known the basicsKnown fully Proficient Assessment the change in knowledge of FLEFT-VPA after workshop Imported timber control Organization classification Verifying the origin of the timber FLEGT licensing
  23. 23. Figure 12. General assessment of the training workshop V. Conclusions and Recommendations The training and workshop have been successfully implemented and meet their requirements and expectation of the participants. The group of trainers, speakers and resource persons are diverse and provide a lot of useful updated information for businesses, provide new knowledge and skills, and there is also a lot of sharing among businesses participants. There are some recommendations from business participants to improve the training in the coming months: - Information: Providing timely information for businesses through the media, the project website. Applying digital technology and online tools. - Project: Updating information from the government and increase the provision of information on risk terrain for the enterprise through project staff. Cooperating with local partners to assist enterprises in the project area in guiding the procedures required by the agreement. Cooperating with local agencies and partners to strengthen the capacity of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to meet VPA requirements. - Training specialists: The project supports experts and training materials and provides guidance for enterprises to prepare documentations to meet the requirements of the 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Exellent Good General assessmentof the training workshop Content Method Specialist Logistic
  24. 24. agreement. In addition, it provides guidance of procedures for SMEs, category 2 and newly established enterprises to meet the assessment to achieve category 1, to facilitate this group of enterprises have the opportunity to compete and expand the market.
  25. 25. ANNEX Annex 1: FLEGT Readiness Checklist No. Question Yes No Unsure 1 You are legally registered and licensed as a business, and approved for conducting the defined business activities with the relevant authorities as required by law? 2 You fulfill all obligatory taxes and fees required for conducting the defined business activities? 3 You are compliant with relevant environmental requirements? 4 You comply with all occupational health and safety requirements? 5 You comply with all requirements associated with legal employment? 6 You adhere to applicable transport, trade, import or export regulations, procedures and restrictions? 7 You know your supply chains and have the necessary information for them. You have and maintain up-to-date information about products the buy and sell? 8 You know the timber you are purchasing is legal, or low risk of being illegally harvested? 9 You have access to information about your forest product supply chains to a level that allows you to confirm and document that the material/products originate from forest sources with low risk of legal violations or that potential risks have already been mitigated?
  26. 26. 10 You avoid high risk sources, including wood from countries with sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council or the EU Council on timber imports or exports and wood from countries or areas with prevalence of armed conflicts? 11 If necessary and/or appropriate, you have in place a system of segregation or a chain of custody system (Coca)? 12 You have a comprehensive record keeping system in place? 13 You are maintaining the records for at least 5 years? Assessment checklist results will be calculated according to the following results: - 10 - 13 answers: Yes, you are on the right track! - 6-9 answers: Yes, you have a lot of work to do to ensure your business is ready to adapt to FLEGT-VPA! - 0-5 answers: Yes, you should plan to adapt to FLEGT-VPA immediately! Adjusted from the questionnaires from NEPCON project.
  27. 27. Annex 2. Workshop and Training Agenda AGENDA Training workshop on "Evaluating the Impact of latest commitments of FLEGT-VPA on timber businesses" Time: 30 August 2017 Location: VCCI Da Nang Hall, 26 Ho Nguyen Trung St – Hai Chau District – Da Nang Participants: 30 representatives from timber industry association and Association of Timber processing and trade enterprises (including small, medium and big enterprises) in the north, south and central of Vietnam, Vietnam Administration of Forestry. Time Program Performer 7h30-8h00 Welcome Organizer 8h00-8h10 Opening Speech Representative of VCCI Da Nang 8h10-8h40 Introduction workshop agenda, goals and participants Training Specialists, Supporters 8h40-9h10 Brief some important requirements of FLEGT/VPA Representative of Vietnam Administration of Forestry 9h10-9h20 Divided groups and guided to group discussion Training Specialists , Supporters 9h20-9h30 Assessment before workshop All participants 9h30-9h45 Break time 9h45-11h00 Divided into 2 groups: 1) Effects and solution of Import Timber control; 2) Effect Training Specialists , Supporters and Technical Consulting Experts
  28. 28. and Solution of Organization Classification. 11h00-12h00 Discussion presentation Q&A Representative of groups 12h00-13h30 Lunch time 13h30-13h40 Divided groups and guided to group discussion Training Specialists , Supporters 13h40-15h00 Group discussion: Effect and solution of verify timber origin and FLEGT license Training Specialists , Supporters and Technical Consulting Experts 15h00-15h15 Break time 15h15-16h30 Discussion presentation Q&A Representative of groups 16h30-16h40 Assessment after workshop All participants 16h40-17h00 Conclusion and Closing Speech Representatives of VCCI Da Nang and Vietnam Administration of Forestry
  29. 29. Annex 3. Participants list No Full name Position Organization Mobile Email 1 Nguyen Duck Huy General Director Vinafor Danang Joint Stock Company 2 Truong Phi Cuong Deputy General Director Vinafor Danang Joint Stock Company 0905335065/ 845113.84412 6 johnny.cuong@gmail.co m /johnny.cuong@viaford n.com.vn 3 Le Trung Thao Director Vinafor Da Nang Wood Processing Enterprise 4 Nguyen Thi Hoai Phuong Department of Planning and Investment IFC Trading Limited Company 0935 545 939 hphuong.ifcdn@gmail.c om 5 Do Hoang Thong Head of Technical Department Forest Products Joint Stock Company Danang Export 0935237859 hoangthongdfp@gmail. com 6 Nguyen Duc Tien Head of Sales and Export- Import Department Cam Ha Joint Stock Company 0901.94.1234 tien@camhafurniture.c om 7 Huynh Van Tuan Export and Import Executive Innovgreen Chu Lai Limited Company 0913677719 trathiyenli en@innov green.vn
  30. 30. 8 Ngo Van Vinh ForestProducts ExportJointStock CompanyOf Quang Nam 0905050757 quangdc@forexco.vn 9 Ton Nu Hanh Thao Head of Exporting- Importing Deparment Viet Lang Forest Products Limited Company 10 Dang Ngoc Tuan Deputy Director Dinh Huong Trading And Impex Company Limited (84-0234) 3681.566 info@dinhhuongcorp.co m 11 Tran Dinh Hung General Affair Manager Dinh Huong Trading And Impex Company Limited 12 Le Phung Chief Accountant EG Investment And Trading Joint Stock Company 0942843948 phungleeg@gmail.com 13 Nguyen Luong Cong Thua Thien Hue Wood Processing Joint Stock Company 0914065923 son72ptf@gmail.com 14 Huynh Thang Pisico Hue Export Product Processing Joint Stock Company 0913408627 15 Pham Thai Son Official of Planning and Truong Son Limited Company 0905618185 truongson@truongsonf urniture.com
  31. 31. Export- Import Department 16 Le Hanh President Quang Ngai Coperative Allience 0908351229 lmhtx@quangngai.gov.v n 19 Nguyen Dien Deputy Director VCCI Đa Nang 20 Dao Tien Dung Head of Project Management Unit Handicraft And Wood Industry Association of HCMC 0902551816 zung.hawa@gmail.com 21 Huynh Van Hanh Permanent Vice Chairman Handicraft And Wood Industry Association of HCMC 22 Nguyen Phuc Secrectary General Binh Duong Furniture Association 23 Tran Le Huy Secrectary General Forest Products Association of Binh Dinh 0905 036 456 tranlehuy50@gmail.co m 24 Cao Xuan Chief of Vietnam Timber
  32. 32. Thanh Office and Forest Product Association 25 Nguyen Tuong Van Deputy Director General Department of Science and Technology - International Cooperation - VNFOREST 26 Tran Hieu Minh Central Forest Protection Department 27 Vu Quoc Vuong Handicraft And Wood Industry Association Dong Ki 28 Nguyen Van Anh Consultant Freelancer 29 Hoang Lien Son Consultant Viện nghiên cứu rừng…. 30 Doan Thi To Uyen Consultant Hanoi Law University 31 Nguyen Thi Huong Program coordinator Center for Education and Development
  33. 33. 32 Nguyen Ngoc Thang Project Manager WWF-Vietnam
  34. 34. Annex 4. Some photos of the workshop and training course

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