Better enforcement of the Forestry Law in El Salvador

A workshop was held to strengthen the legal options in order to continue to promote the forestry sector in harmony with government plans.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The objective of the workshop is to propose regulations for the Forestry Law which facilitate the increase, management and sustainable use of the forestry resources, while maintaining the spirit of the law.

Representatives from the National Civil Police, the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic, NGO's and municipal governments from the northern and central zone of the country took part in the meeting.

The training was financed with FANTEL funds, and organized by the MAG-FAO/Facility which has been promoting the workshops and integral technical assistance for the planting, management, trade and industrialization of lumber.

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Guatemala: Incentives for Forest Production

September 2015

The Probosque law passed by Congress extends incentives to protect forests and controlled production.

From a statement issued by the Guatemalan Exporters Association (Agexport):

The Commission of furniture manufacturers and forest products at AGEXPORT, COFAMA, and the Guatemalan Association of Exporters, AGEXPORT are motivated by the good news of the approval of Law to Promote the Establishment, recovery, restoration, management, production and protection of forests -PROBOSQUE-.

Nicaragua: Obstacles to Wood Exports

July 2014

The forestry sector has indicated there is arbitrariness on the part of the authorities in the implementation of the new law and bureaucratic barriers to production and exports.

Manufacturers and exporters of wooden have complained to the authorities of the National Forestry Institute (Inafor) over lack of precision in the implementation of the law, creating delays and cost overruns in the marketing process of wood.

Nicaragua: New Forestry Law

May 2014

Under the new legislation the National Forestry Institute will be managed directly by the Presidency of the Republic and not by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

From a report by the National Assembly of Nicaragua on the laws recently adopted

Law No. 864
LAW REFORM LAW No. 290, "ORGANIZATION LAW, JURISDICTION AND PROCEDURES OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH.

Panama: Discussions Begin on Forest Law Reform

December 2011

A subcommittee will be created to discuss the reform proposal with all sectors involved.

A press release from the National Assembly of Panama reads:

Members made up from the Commission on Population, Environment and Development will meet in the next few days to create a subcommittee that will help consult and discuss with all relevant parties Bill No.

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