The Review of Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Forest Management Certification (Forest Plantations) [MC&I(Forest Plantations)] that commenced in January 2013 has entered the final stage of the review process with the completion of the 60-day third public comment on Enquiry Draft 3, conducted from 25 July to 22 September 2014. Stakeholders had been invited to submit comments and inputs on the Enquiry Draft 3, which was the result of the Third Meeting of the Standards Review Committee (SRC) held from 7 – 9 July 2014 in Kota Kinabalu.
At the end of the comment period, comments and proposals were received from eight (8) organisations, as follows:
1. Malaysian Wood Industries Association (MWIA)
2. Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Sabah
4. Sarawak Forestry Corporation
5. Sabah Forestry Department
6. WCS-Malaysia Programme
7. Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia
8. United Sabah Dusun Association
The compilation of comments can be viewed here.
The comments and proposals received will be tabled for consideration at the Fourth Meeting of the SRC scheduled to be held from 29 – 31 October 2014. The fourth and final meeting of the SRC will finalise the revised standard for certification of forest plantation and conclude the revision process.
As the Secretariat of the SRC, MTCC takes this opportunity to thank all stakeholders for participating in the review process. Subsequent to the fourth meeting of the SRC, the revised standard will be tabled for adoption at the MTCC Board of Trustees Meeting in December 2014.