Development of Legality Assurance System: Some Reflections

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Chris Beeko
Timber Validation Department, Ghana Forestry Commission

This presentation, from the director of the Timber Validation Department of the Ghana Forestry Commission, gives interesting insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with the development of Ghana's Timber Legality Assurance System. The LAS, an important component of Voluntary Partnership Agreements with the EU, is a complicated system to implement in any country, and Ghana's experiences may be helpful in guiding the development of systems in other VPA countries.