About Us

As the implementing parties of the EU-China Bilateral Coordination Mechanism (BCM) on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance, the Chinese Academy of Forestry and the European Forest Institute’s EU FLEGT Facility have built an online platform called the Common Information Window.

The website shares information about the EU Timber Regulation, the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, global timber legality developments, FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements between the EU and timber-exporting countries, and timber legality developments in China.

This English section of the Common Information Window is for representatives of industry, government and NGOs, as well as the general public, in the EU and beyond. It provides information on China’s forestry legislation and policy framework, as well as updates on the Chinese Timber Legality Verification System (CTLVS) and Chinese forest certification developments.