FLEGT Licensing Authorities
FLEGT Licensing Authorities are the authorities in countries with Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) with the EU that are responsible for issuing FLEGT licences.
As VPA countries begin FLEGT licensing, information on their FLEGT Licensing Authorities will be added below.
The licensing authorities are independent organisations registered with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, which lists them on the SILK website: http://silk.dephut.go.id/index.php/info/vlegal
In Indonesia, independent private certification bodies, called Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs), are accredited by the National Accreditation Committee (KAN) and mandated by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to carry out legality verification functions nationwide. By June 2016, 22 of the CABs had also been accredited and mandated as licensing authorities.
The licensing authorities are supervised by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and use the SILK online information management system managed by the Licence Information Unit (LIU). In the case of questions about a FLEGT licence or a licensing authority, the LIU is the main source of information in Indonesia.