The presentation reiterated that “MONREC has given Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC) [the] mandate to create a third party verification system” and repeats the fact that MFCC so far have selected four ‘Verification Bodies’:
- United Forestry Services
- Nature Watch Co.,Ltd
- Myanmar Forest Association
- Double Helix Tracking Technologies Pte Ltd
The EU were also informed that training of these organisations was carried out under the ‘PEFC Certification project’.
In addition the presentation states that permission to access Myanmar forest’s” as well as relevant documents will be given only to direct buyers from MTE [Myanmar Timber Enterprise], and 3rd parties registered at MFCC.