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The Myanmar Forest Certification Scheme was submitted to PEFC for endorsement last month. The public consultation, which is your chance to give your feedback on this new system, will run from 16 August to 14 October.
This is the first time the Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC), the PEFC national member for Myanmar, has applied for PEFC endorsement of the country’s national forest certification system.
To provide you with additional information, we are holding a webinar on 16 August, at 10:00 CEST. The webinar is free to attend, and everyone is welcome.
Register for the webinar at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsfuCurDgiE9W7O8dsRj12DlKdZb0Md7Tn
The endorsement process
After developing the national system in line with PEFC requirements, MFCC submitted the system to PEFC for endorsement. The national system is now undergoing the PEFC assessment process, carried out by an independent PEFC Registered Assessor. It must pass this process and be approved by the PEFC General Assembly before it can achieve endorsement.
An important aspect of the assessment process is the public consultation. Over the sixty-day consultation, stakeholders from around the world can give their comments and provide feedback on any aspect of the system. The Registered Assessor will use the information received from this consultation in their assessment of the system.
Want to know more? Join us for the webinar on 16 August. Register now.