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The Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) is a tracking system that multistakeholder arranged to ensure the legality of the timber being circulated and traded in Indonesia.

Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) was developed to encourage the implementation of government regulations related to trade and the distribution of forest products that are legal in Indonesia


Timber legality verification system applied in Indonesia to ensure that all timber products in circulation and traded in Indonesia have a legal status that is convincing. Consumers abroad was no need to doubt the legality of timber from Indonesia. Forest management units is not worried about the results of timber discredited. Wood industry convinced of the legality of the wood raw material sources, making them easier to convince the buyers abroad.

What underlying Application Background SVLK?

The Government’s commitment in the fight against illegal logging and illegal timber trade. The embodiment of good forest governance towards sustainable forest management. Demand for timber legality assurance in the form of certification from the international market, particularly from the EU, USA, Japan and Australia. As a form of “National Incentive” to anticipate the increasingly widespread demand for timber legality certification scheme of a foreign country, such as FSC, PEFC, etc.

What are the Benefits SVLK?

Build a credible legality verification tools, efficient and fair as one of the efforts megatasi issue of illegal logging.
SVLK provide certainty for markets in Europe, America, Japan, and neighboring states that wood and wood products produced by Indonesia is a product that is legal and comes from legal sources.
Improve the administration of forest timber administration effectively.
Being the only system for wood legality prevailing in Indonesia
Eliminating high-cost economy.
Opportunities for free from pemeriksaanpemeriksaan that cause high economic costs.

What is the Purpose SVLK?

Build a credible legality verification tools, efficient and fair as one of the efforts to address the problem of illegal logging.
Fixing governance (governance) Indonesian forestry and to improve the competitiveness of Indonesian forest products.
Improve the competitiveness of Indonesian timber products
Reducing illegal logging and illegal trading
Improve social welfare

What SVLK principle?

Forestry Good Governance (Governance)
Representativeness (Representative)
Transparency / openness (Credibility)

When to come into force SVLK?

SVLK come into effect from September 1, 2009.

Who Main Actors in SVLK

The Ministry of Forestry as policy makers, coaching function, set the LP-SFM or LV-LK, the information management unit VLK
National Accreditation Committee, conduct accreditation of LP-SFM and LV-LK
LP-SFM and LV-LK, do SFM assessment and / or verifying the legality of timber based systems and standards that have been set by the government
Auditee (Management Unit), the license holder or forest rights is obliged to have SFM certificate (S-SFM) or Timber Legality Certificate (S-LK)
Independent observers, civil society either individual or institution the Indonesian legal entities, which carry out the functions related to the monitoring of public services in forestry such as the issuance of S-SFM / S-LK

What is the legal basis for the implementation of the SVLK?

Law 41 of 1999 on Forestry
Government Regulation No. 6 Year 2007 jo. 3 of 2008 on Forest Arrangement and Preparation of Forest Management Plan and Forest Utilization
Forestry Minister Regulation No. 38 / Menhut-II / 2009 junto Regulation P.68 / Menhut-II / 2011 junto Regulation P.45 / Menhut-II / 2012, junto Regulation P.42 / Menhut-II / 2013 concerning Standard’s Manual Production Forest Management Performance Assessment sustainable and Timber Legality Verification permit holder or in Private Forests
Regulation of Director General of Forestry Production Development No.P.6 / VI-BPPHH / 2012 on Guidelines for Reviewing Production Forest Management and Timber Legality Verification

Who should apply VLK?

License holders Utilization of Wood (IUPHHK) in Natural Forest (HA / Industrial Plantation Forest (HTI), Rehabilitation Ecology (RE)
Community forests, village forests, plantations folk
Private forest owners (private forests)
The owner of timber utilization permits (IPK)
License Holder Forest Product Primary Industry (IUIPHHK) and advanced Industry (IUI) and Industrial Registration (TDI)

What is called legal timber?

Wood called legal if the truth of the origin of the wood, logging permits, logging systems and procedures, administration and transport dokemtasi, pengelohan, and trade or pemindahtangannya provable meet all requirements in accordance with the applicable legislation

Who can do the audit VLK?

Audit verifiasi timber legality (VLK) conducted by the Certification Body which has been accredited by the National Accreditation Committee (KAN) and determined by ministerial decree as Timber Legality Verification Agency (LV-LK)

Legality Standard SVLK

In accordance with Regulation of the Director General of Forestry Production No. P8 / VI-BPPHH / 2012 concerning Standard and Guidelines on Assessment of Performance of Sustainable Production Forest Management and Timber Legality Verification, SVLK has eight timber legality standard, namely:

1.A Standard verified legality of timber in state forests managed by the license holders and concessionaires

2. A timber legality verification standards on state forests managed by the community (HTR, HKm, HD)

3.A timber legality verification standards on the rights of forest

4.A timber legality verification standards at GPA holders

5.a timber legality verification standards on IUIPHHK holder and IUI

6.A timber legality verification standards on TDI (Industrial Registry)

7.A timber legality verification standards on domestic industry and craftsmen

8.A timber legality verification standards on TPT

Mandatory or Voluntary?

SVLK applied compulsory (mandatory) forest management to improve efficiency and maintain the credibility of the legality of timber from Indonesia. As well as set the Trade Minister Regulation No. 64 of 2012 that there are 40 different types of wood-based products 16 in anataranya per January 1, 2013 are required to have a certificate SVLK while the other 14 per 1 January 2012. For the management unit have obtained chain of custody certification (Chain of Custody / CoC) certification SVLK remain mandatory.

What are the activities of Timber Legality Verification?

Timber legality verification implementation activities consist of:

-A Application Verification

-A Verification Planning

-A The verification

-A Issuing of certificates of legality and recertification:

-A Surveillance

-A Special audit

How long timber legality certificate valid?

VLK certificate for holders IUPHHKHA / HT / RE / Holder of management rights, IUPHHK- HTR / HKM / HD / HTHR / GPA, IUIPHHK, IUI with a capital investment of more than Rp500.000.000.- (five hundred million rupiah) excluding land and buildings, and the TPT valid for three (3) years from issuance, and surveillance (surveillance) at least 12 months.
LK certificate for IUI with an investment of up to Rp500.000.000.- (five hundred million rupiah) excluding land and buildings, household and industrial TDI / producers and export traders valid for 6 (six) years from issuance, and surveillance (surveillance) at least 24 months.

When is the process of re-certification or recertification done?

Recertification is done before the expiration of the active period of LK Certificate;
The ownership of S-LK acquired collectively, verification of the process of re-certification carried out against members of the group who has verified the initial and on surveillance, and to members who have not been verified in the verification process of initial and on surveillance, the number of which is equal to the number of members verified early, and are selected using random sampling approach;
LK re-certification submission no later than 6 months before the validity period ends;
Recertification fee is a burden the license holder

Are Surveillance?

Surveillance is surveillance conducted by auditors and performed once every 1 year and not later than 12 months from the publication of S-LK;
If the license holder, the holder of management rights or private forest owner wants surveillance conducted by LVLK (Timber Legality Verification Agency) other than the issuing S-LK, the verification of the beginning;
Decision surveillance results can be either a continuation, suspension or revocation of the S-LK.
If there is a change LK verification standard, the implementation LVLK peniÂlikan shall verify to determine compliance;
The ownership of S-LK acquired collectively, surveillance carried out against members of the group who has not been verified on pro-ses initial verification and / or surveillance before, by an amount equal to the number of members who verified the beginning, and have been mengguanakan random sampling approach.

What is the sign V- Legal?

Legal V-sign is a sign affixed to the wood, wood products or packaging, which states that the timber and timber products have met the standard SFM or VLK standards as evidenced by kemepemilikan S-SFM or S-LK

The use of V-legal guidelines for use of the mark set in the V-Legal

What is the V-Legal Documents?

Documents wood product export license valid for 48 HS-Code. V-legal documents issued by LVLK and published for each invoice, for ETPIK who has had S-LK or conduct inspections to those who have had S-LK

V-legal documents valid for up to 4 months from the date of issuance

What is called legal timber?

Wood called SAH / LEGAL if it meets the truth of the origin of wood, License, Logging, Systems and Procedures Logging, Administration and

Transport documents, Processing, Trade / pemindahtanganannya can dibukdkan meet all applicable legal requirements

Originally posted on October 5, 2015 @ 10:24 am


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