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.
The Government and the private sector have signed an agreement to promote commercial reforestation, restoration of forest-culture and sustainable forest management.
In order to promote the commercial development of forestry and plant a million hectares in twenty years and fulfill the goal of the National Forestry Plan, an agreement between forestry companies and the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture has been signed.
A voluntary agreement is already underway with the European Union to reduce trade in timber goods made from illegal logging.
The first round of negotiations have been conducted on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the EU, and the FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) in order to reduce trade in manufactured goods made from illegal timber logging.
Nicaragua and Honduras have signed a forestry agreement to ensure the protection and control of the woodlands in the border area.
The letter of understanding was signed by the Nicaragua Forestry Institute and the Institute of Forest Conservation of Honduras.
Purpose of the initiative is to control the incidence of forest fires, illegal trafficking in lumber, and tree diseases.