member meeting


Emily Kaldjian

The 14th semi-annual membership meeting of the Forest Legality Alliance took place in December 2015. It was attended by 104 people from 78 different companies, NGOs, and government bodies and lively discussion was held on three main topics: timber legality in the Congo Basin, updates on the Lacey Act in the guitar industry, and the recent Lumber Liquidators Lacey Act case. Short summaries are below.

Panel 1: Timber Legality in the Congo Basin: Independent Monitors (IM) and the Impact of the EUTR and FLEGT VPA Negotiations