Guyana improves engagement in the EU FLEGT VPA process

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After a recent round of meetings Guyanese stakeholders are now more familiar with the VPA and Guyana's progress to date. Participation at these meetings included representatives from the industry, civil society, indigenous communities and government agencies and focussed on capacity building and the establishment of an effective communication system for the VPA process.

The Communication and Consultation Strategy, formulated to advise on best practices for the process, is being finalised. The other activity involves Scoping of Impacts of the VPA for Guyana and a report on this has been submitted to Guyana Forestry Commission.

In accordance with the agreed „Roadmap‟ and the continuing efforts to advance the VPA process, the National Technical Working Group and their European counterparts discussed further development of the Legality Assurance System (LAS), opportunities for financial and technical support and the review of the Joint Roadmap. Representatives from the European Forest Institute have visited Guyana to assist in further development of various aspects of the LAS.

Export Log Prices

Logs, FOB Georgetown
 SQ - US$ Avg unit per m3
Std Fair Small
- - -
200-325 170-250 -
- - -
*Small SQ is used for piling in the USA and EU. Price depends on length. In the case of no price indication, there is no reported export during the period under review.
Export Sawnwood Prices
Logs, FOB Georgetown  $ Avg unit per m3
EU and US markets Undressed Dressed
Greenheart Prime - -
Standard - 650-1,454
Select 640-1,059               -
Sound -               -
Merchantable -  
Purpleheart Prime - -
Standard - 750-1,158
Select 680-1,080  
Sound -  
Merchantable  -  
Mora Prime 650  
Select 594  
Sound -  
Merchantable -  

In the case of no price indication, there is no reported export during the period under review.

Export Plywood Prices

Plywood, FOB Georgetown Port $ Avg unit val. per m3
Baromalli BB/CC 5.5mm No export
    12mm 410-584
  Utility 5.5mm No export
    12mm No export
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