The EU and Vietnam conclude negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT).
The negotiations regarding the expansion of wood and wood products exports from Vietnam to Europe might be completed by the end of 2016.
Vietnam is forecast to exceed its target of earning 7.5 billion U.S. dollars from wood exports in 2017, according to local experts on Thursday.
Vietnam’s exports of wood and wood products hit $1.78 billion in the first quarter of 2017, a year-on-year increase of 17.1 percent. China leads in exports overall, and China and Canada dominate kitchen cabinet exports to the U.S.