Stronger forestry laws needed: officials

(Mard - 20/12/2016) Ineffective forest management has exposed shortcomings in the 2004 Law on Forest Protection and Development that need to be addressed through amendments, officials said at a conference on Friday.

Wood product exports increase

(Mard - 14/06/2016) The Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCM City (HAWA) has projected exports of wooden products to reach US$7.2 billion this year, up from $6.9 billion last year.

VN, EU reach wood product deal

(Mard - 25/01/2016) Viet Nam and the EU last week reached important agreements during their fifth round of negotiations on the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade.

VN needs better quality forest products

(MARD - 4/11/2015) Demand for Vietnamese forestry products, excluding wood, has increased on the world market, though these products need to improve their quality to meet strict international manufacturing standards.

EU agreements a chance to eradicate illegal timber trade

(MARD - 21/04/2015) Final negotiations to complete a Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) and Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between the European Union (EU) and Viet Nam is expected to be completed by late 2015.

Vietnam’s wood exports in the world top ten

(MARD - 15/08/2014) Vietnam has led the Southeast Asia in wood exports and been listed in the world’s top ten wood exporters.

Vietnam is lack of supportive technology for wood processing industry

(MARD - 28/08/2013) Vietnam lost approximately 700 million dollars annually on importing accessories for the wood processing industry. The wood processing industry is of cutting-edge industries with an annual export value of more than 4.5 billion dollars. However, so far Vietnam has not had any supportive industry for furniture production.

Vietnamese honey allowed in EU market

(MARD - 11/04/2013) The European Union (EU) has lifted the ban on the import of fresh bee honey from Vietnam, according to the European Market Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Press conference on the project implementation of forest restoration

(Mard - 25/3/2013) - Starting in September, 2010 and finishing in December 2012, the project on "Demonstration of capacity building of forest restoration and sustainable forest management in Vietnam" by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Asia Pacific Forest Network (APFNet) have been carried out with a budget of $ 499,450.

Proposed models in forest sector partnership

Mard – 01/02/2013) - Forest Sector Support Partnership (FSSP) Annual Plenary Meeting was held on January 31st with many important contents, especially discussion about proposed models for FSSP operation in the future towards the forum to share information, making contribution to effective coordination of international resources in forestry.