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Loopholes in Legality: How a Ministry of Trade Decree Benefits Shadowy Timber Exporters & Undermines legal Reforms

Case Study: Violations of Numerous Regulations by Companies in the Name of SMEs
Between 1998 and 2014 Indonesia fought a long battle with illegal logging. Calls to save Indonesia’s forests gained national, regional and even international attention. To improve forest governance, the Indonesian Government developed a Timber Legality Assurance System (in Indonesia, Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu or SVLK) which came into effect on September 2010. This system aimed to ensure that the timber industry can obtain legal raw materials from a sustainable forest resources management system with transparent and accountable governance. …