President of Gabon issued declaration that all forest concessions will be FSC certified by 2022 (September 2018).
The President of Gabon, His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba announced on 26 September that all forest concessions in Gabon will have to be certified by the FSC by the year 2022; any concessions that have not entered the FSC forest certification assessment process by this date will have their permits withdrawn. Currently, only 14 per cent of the country’s total forestry concessions are FSC certified. The European Union and China are important markets for Gabonese timber exports.
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