The Gabon forest authority plans to make an effort during participation at the November COP 26 to re-establish the reputation of Gabon as a shipper of legally harvested timber.
The emphasis will be on the decision that all operators in Gabon must be FSC certified next year and that the domestic tracking system will be implemented, also next year.
The ‘System for Certified legal Traceability’ (SCLT) is currently being tested in the field with three different operators in Gabon.
When fully operational SCLT certificate holders will no longer be subject to checks along the road by the police or forestry officials.
Source: Tropical Timber Market Report