has declared its support towards the implementation of Indonesia's new Timber Legality Assurance System (SVLK) as a certification that provides customers clear and verifiable assurance that the timber-based products they purchase from Indonesia are produced in an environmentally-sustainable way.
The government, therefore should concentrate more on how to stamp out illegal logging and smuggling, instead of reducing logging quota, APHI
The Indonesian Association of Forestry Companies (APHI
) is promoting cooperation in conversion forest management certification through the program of verifying the performance in Sustainable Production Forest Management (PHPL) with the Association of District Administrations all over the country (Apkas) The certification to be developed by APHI
and Apkasi will serve more as a development facility for APHI
members in the regions and an instrument to develop understanding with district administrations on the management of conversion forests.
general chairman Adi Warsidita Nugroho said the government policy in the forestry sector provides more opportunity for illegal activities to grow than for legal operations.
, therefore has urged the government to act quickly to give them legal certainty.
said an ideal production of HPH is only 30 cu.
said the trial period of six months is stoll short.
has asked Vice President Megawati Soekarno Puteri to abolish the VAT imposed by former Forestry Minister Nurmahmudi Ismail.