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ASEAN Working Group on Forest Product Development (AWG-FPD)



The ASEAN Working Group on Forest Products Development (AWG-FPD), previously known as the ASEAN Experts Group on Forest Product Development (AEG-FPD), subsumed the works of ASEAN Working Group on a Pan-ASEAN Timber Certification Initiative (AWG PATCI) and ASEAN Experts Group on Herbal and Medical Plants (AEG-HMP). It was agreed during the 18th Meeting of ASOF that was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 6-8 August 2015. 

It aims to enhance ASEAN cooperation in forest products development and the alignment of national standards and testing protocols in accordance with International Standard; enhance intra- and extra-ASEAN trade and competitiveness of ASEAN forest products including through inter-alia timber certification; support the development of medicinal and aromatic plant industries, including their conservation and sustainable use; and promote co-operation with ASEAN Dialogue Partners, regional and international organizations and the private sector in marketing and image building for ASEAN forest products. 

It will continue the modality of AEG-FPD particularly on the plan of action, rotation of hosting and focal points. Indonesia serve as the lead country.
 
Focal Office:
Forest Management Bureau (FMB)
Focal Persons:
ASOF Leader 
       FOR. RICARDO L. CALDERON
       Director
       DENR - Forest Management Bureau
       Tel. Nos. - (632) 928 9313 / 927 4788

Alternate Focal
       DR. ROMULO T. AGGANGAN
       Director
       Forest Products Research and Development Institute
       Department of Science and Technology
       Tel. Nos. - (634) 5363630 / 5362586
     
       DR. HENRY A. ADORNADO
       Director
       DENR - Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau 
       Tel Nos. - (634) 536 3628 local 276/203 / 536 2269 / 536 2229
       Fax - (049) 536 2850

       FOR. FE C. OLIVEROS
       Chief, Forest Policy Section
       DENR - Forest Management Bureau
       Tel. Nos. - (632) 926-2141 / 927-6217
       Email - fmbpolicysection@gmail.com
Sources / Relevant Links:
www.asean.org
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This Page was updated on 02 February 2017 and will be updated on 02 May 2017
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