CV Annabella as the one of furniture manufacturer and exporter has audited by PT Mutuagung Lestari and complies with the criteria and indicators for Timber Legality Verification according to Director General of Forestry Business Development's Regulation Number : P.8/VI-BPPHH/2012 dated December 17 2012, concerning Standards and Guidelines on Assessment of Performance in Sustainable Production Forest Management and Timber Legality Verification.
And VLegal Document for CV Annabella issued by the Conformity Assessment Body (LVLK) of PT Mutuagung Lestari with certificate number: LVLK-003/MUTU/LK-107
SVLK stands for Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu, or Timber Legality Assurance System in English.
It is designed to check the legality of timber from the forest through to the point of export using independent auditors.
This is an Indonesian effort to assure the legality of its timber products, which is in line with the trend of major timber market globally and will meet this stronger demand for legal timber.
The European Union adopted the Timber Regulation to halt the circulation of illegal timber in the European market.
An SVLK (TLAS) certificate guarantees that the operator / timber industry has complied with legality standards and criteria. Companies that comply with the SVLK need to attach a VLegal Document to their shipments for export.
The application of SVLK is mandatory for all forest management units and industries and for all export destinations. Each product to be exported has to be accompanied by a VLegal Document issued by the Conformity Assessment Body (LVLK).
Starting March 2013, EU importers will be subject to the requirements of the EU Timber Regulation and all exports to the European Union should be legal. Once the EU Indonesia VPA applies, all exports to the EU will have to be verified under the SVLK in order to obtain the VLegal/FLEGT license.
All these verified products will be exempt from the administrative requirements of the Due Diligence Regulation, making imports of VLegal/FLEGT licensed Indonesian timber into the EU easier and automatically legal.