The Timber Trade Action Plan is an EU FLEGT funded trade response to tackle the problem of illegal logging which results in market and policy failure. Illegal logging and the associated trade in illegal timber/wood products can reduce the incentive to invest in improved forest management and, in many cases, to operate legally. Buyer engagement provides the incentive and is the key driver for change. Taking the right approach increases positive engagement in the process for both buyers and suppliers.
Gap Assessment: identifies the gaps at each individual site (forest and factory) that need to be resolved to enable companies to meet legality standards, including requirements for a robust chain of custody system. The gap assessment includes a detailed action plan.
Action Plan: The action plan outlines the steps and budget the company needs to implement to achieve legal compliance including a rigorous Chain of Custody system. This ensures legality of compliance, as well as legality of origin. The
Third Party Verification:
A short document illustrating how TTAP works and the benefits of engaging in the process can be accessed by clicking here.
TTAP currently operates in:
Note- The TTAP South East Asian and African programmes end in 2011. China and South America programmes end in June 2013.
Consult the TTAP website for further details.