Workshop on Customs Best Practices to Identify Illegal Timber and Wood Products

August 18-19, 2017 | Ho Chi Minh City | Viet Nam

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Session 1: Proocols and Methodologies for Targeting Illegal Wood Shipments

Session 1: Protocols and Methodologies for Targeting Illegal Wood Shipments

Moderator: Ms. Karen Wardzinski, Chief, Law and Policy Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice

  1. Mr. Davyth Stewart, Manager, Natural Resources Division, INTERPOL
  2. Mr. Long Nguyen, Container Control Program, UN Office on Drugs and Crime
  3. Dr. Federico Lopez-Casero, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Session 2. Best Practices for Forensic Timber Identification for Customs Professionals

Moderator: Ms. Alicia Grimes, U.S. Agency for International Development

  1. Ms. Shelley Gardner, Illegal Logging Program Coordinator, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service International Programs
  2. Dr.Eleanor Dormontt, University of Adelaide, Australia
  3. Dr. Do Van Ban, Vice Director, Research Institute of Forestry Industry in Viet Nam
  4. Ms. Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Program Officer, TRAFFIC Viet Nam

Session 3. Legal Wood Certification Programs

Moderator: Ms. Jennifer Conje, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Forest Service

  1. Mr. Richard Laity, Project Developments Officer, Program for the Endorsement of Certification (PEFC)
  2. Ms. Jing (Janet) Zhang, Asia Pacific Supply Chain Coordinator, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Session 4. Protocols for Documentation and Data Review to Monitor Compliance and Wood Product Legality

Moderator: Ms. Anna Tyler, ‎Senior Policy Analyst, International Environment , ‎Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

  1. Mr. Chen Hin Keong, Timber Trade Program Leader, TRAFFIC
  2. Ms. Helen Gerson, Senior Program Advisor, Food, Plant and Animal Program, Canada Border Services Agency
  3. Mr. Jerry Malmo, Director, Commercial Enforcement Division, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  4. Ms. Marie Wong, Project Manager, Regional Intelligence Liaison Office for Asia and the Pacific, World Customs Organization

Session 5. Timber Traceability Systems and Sectoral Approaches

Moderator: Ms. Aimi Lee Abdullah, Policy Analyst, European Forest Institute

  1. Mr. Nguyen Thanh Lam, Vice General Director, Lam Viet Company
  2. Ms. Chen Ying, Principal Staff Member of Department of Customs Control and Inspection, General Administration of Customs, People’s Republic of China
  3. Ms. Kerstin Canby, Director Forest Policy, Trade, and Finance Initiative, Forest Trends

Session 6. Taking Appropriate Action in the Event of an Illegal Wood Product Shipment

Moderator: Mr. Chen Hin Keong, Timber Trade Program Leader, TRAFFIC

  1. Mr. Jerry Malmo, Director, Commerical Enforcement Division, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  2. Ms. Doan Thu Ngan, Deputy Head of Personnel and Organization Division, Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department, General Department of Viet Nam Customs
  3. Mr. Sergey Kostikov, Deputy Head of the Department of the Federal Customs Service, Russia