MFCC News and Articles

This section contains MFCC news, Press Releases, and general updates and articles of interest and relevance to MFCC, timber legality and sustainable forest management (SFM) issues in Myanmar.

You can download MFCC system standards and related documents from our page here.  MFCC is also slowly building a library of presentations and support resources. These are free and can be used by any interested parties such as Certification Bodies carrying out third party verfication. Please access our documents through the MFCC Resource Centre page.

  • Invitation for Public Consultation of Myanmar Sustainable Forest Management Standards

    Following a series of Stakeholder consultation – MFCC has produced two updated standards – Myanmar Criteria and Indicators for Forest Management Certification (Natural Forest and Plantation – Sustainable Forest Management). In accordance with MFCC standard setting policy, MFCC would now like to invite stakeholders’ comments on those two standards before

  • PEFC Chain of Custody Auditor Training in Myanmar

    Location: Yangon, Myanmar Dates: 2-5 May 2019 The Auditor training took place in Yangon, 2-3 May 2019, with the field trip and demonstration audit to National Wood Industry on 4 May. This auditor training was organized by PEFC together with the Myanmar Forest Certification Committee. The training has been given

  • Project update for Stakeholders and Introduction of PEFC CoC

    Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC) April 30th2019 Yangon, Novotel Yangon Max Hotel, April 30th– MFCC and PEFC hosted a seminar to update progress on Working in Partnership to Bring Sustainable Management to Myanmar’s Forests, which is committed to supporting the ongoing reform process in Myanmar’s forest sector with a clear focus

  • Official Visit of Ben Gunneberg, PEFC, CEO and Secretary General

    Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC) April 29th 2019 NayPyiTaw, April 29th – PEFC International CEO and Secretary General Ben Gunnenberg pay an official visit to Myanmar at the end April and early May 2019. As part of the visit, Ben met with high level forestry representatives responsible for oversight of the MFCC/PEFC

  • MFCC first Technical Working Group meeting

    Date : 5th April 2019 Venue : MFCC Secretariat Office MFCC arranged first Technical Working Group meeting and all the head of MFCC including members from FD, MTE, DRI, NGO discussed and proposed how to expand the current scope of SFM for the natural forests, plantations and community forests(CF) and

  • U.S. Government sponsored Workshop to Combat Timber Trafficking

    Date : March 4-8 2019 Venue: Novotel Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar This three and one half day workshop is intended to enhance the skills of government participants working to combat illegal timber harvest and international trafficking, and to build relationships among professionals working on these issues for future cooperative efforts. This

  • Auditor Training Course No(2)

    Date : 26th, 27th and 28th January 2019 Venue : MFCC Office and SawMill visit at 28th January 2019 MFCC has done Auditor Training Course No(2) for Certification Body. The objective of this training is to share experiences, understanding, skill and knowledge to auditors-conducting Forest Certification, Chain of Custody and Legal

  • MTLAS Third Party Verification Training 2

    Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC) is implementing the third party certification process in order to cope with the international market requirements for timber trade especially for European Timber Market. This training was conducted at Tawwin Hall, Myanma Timber Enterprise, Insein Township,Yangon on 30th October 2018, targeted to the timber exporters.

  • MTLAS Third Party Verification Training 1

    MFCC conducted the 2 Days “Training Workshop on Independent Third Party Verification based on Myanmar Timber Legality Assurance System” at Forest Research Institute, Yezin, Naypyitaw. The objectives of the Training Workshop are to share the MTLAS information and the third party certification process to Forest Department and Myanma Timber Enterprise.

  • Myanmar Forest Certification Committee Reformation

    Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC) has reformed its Committee structure. MFCC has developed Myanmar Timber Legality Assurance system (MTLAS) and Myanmar Forest Certification scheme(MFCS) for legal timber and sustainable forest management (SFM) to Myanmar forests. It contains representatives from various sectors.