New Year New Projects!
Responsible Timber Trade Fair
BVRio is organising the Responsible Timber Trade Fair, in Ghana from 28 Feb – 2 March 2018. The Responsible Timber Trade Fair is an event for sourcing legal and certified wood products from the West African region, offering the possibility of meeting with potential trading partners in the region. Leading experts will also give an overview of trends in West African timber trade, the regulatory frameworks involved, and the importance of legality in the timber sector.
Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence
Last November, BVRio published the Practical guide to conducting due diligence of tropical timber products. The objective of this practical guide is to summarise the main documents that need to be collected, and how to interpret them, in order to conduct due diligence of timber consignments to be imported from different countries into the US and European markets. It also provides a summary of the main risks associated with timber legality that the due diligence must address, for different countries (Brazil and Ghana). Next week, BVRio will publish Liberia.
Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System
BVRio recently launched its Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System. The system was designed to facilitate compliance with legislation such as the EU Timber Regulation and the US Lacey Act. The new version presents powerful new functionalities.