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.

  • 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.

  • FFI Project FLEGT Prepardness for Community Timber Producers

    Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC) decided to initiate the observation of community forestry with the collaboration of Flora and Fauna International. The project’s objective is to allow timber to be harvested and traded legally from licensed CF forests into the Myanmar timber market. This field trip, conducted from the 21st

  • MTLAS Knowledge Information Sharing

    On 30th August 2018 Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC) conducted information sharing to around 100 participants in Forest Department Head Office in Nay Pyi Taw. The training covered components of Myanmar's Timber Legality Assurance system and independent third party verification. There were updates on MFCC's project with PEFC and the

  • Third Party Certification Launching

    Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC) formally launched Myanmar's first ever 3rd Party Certification System this 8th August 2018. The system soft launching was attended by NGOs, retailers and traders, Government and International organisations such as FAO. The system will play a key role in ensuring timber from Myanmar meets legality

  • FLEGT and Certification Synergies

    Sustainable Forest Management Certification can play a significant role in supporting the FLEGT objectives and processes in Myanmar. Whilst FLEGT VPA and certification approaches operate at different levels, the core outcomes can and would compliment each other: improving forest management and combating illegal logging and associated trade in