What is a verifier?
Verifiers are documents referred to in Annex II that are used for Organisations and Households to demonstrate legal compliance with the corresponding indicator. For clarifying verification methodologies applied under VNTLAS, a distinction is made between ‘static’ and ‘dynamic’ verifiers, as identified for each verifier in Annex II.
1. Static verifiers
Static verifiers, as referred to in the LD, are used to verify the legal compliance of the establishment and operations of Organisations and Households in timber harvesting, processing, transportation and trade
- Are developed and approved on a one-time basis and may be renewed on a periodic basis;
- Are verified and approved by the verification entities for each verifier on a periodic basis as required by law;
- Are used as a criterion as a part of the regular OCS assessment;
- Are made available if needed to support the exercise of ensuring the accuracy of the information and the legality of all timber when sourcing timber domestically;
- Include but are not limited to verifiers such as business registration, forest land use rights, tax, labour and environment regulations.
2. Dynamic verifiers
Dynamic verifiers, as referred to in the LD, are used to verify the legal compliance of timber origin and timber in circulation at each stage of the supply chain. Dynamic verifiers are assessed by the Verification Authority and other responsible verification entities through the regular and frequent control process in the timber supply chain and in the OCS assessment for Organisations.
- Are developed and approved to demonstrate the legal compliance of individual batches of timber;
- Are made available if needed to support the exercise of due diligence and are used to verify the legality of individual batches of timber in the VNTLAS supply chain;
- Include but are not limited to verifiers such as timber packing lists and invoices as regulated by Ministry of Finance for Organisations which are included in the Timber Product Dossier at each critical control point in the supply chain;
- Are (i) verified and approved by the Verification Authority and other responsible verification entities based on frequency in accordance with the regulations applicable for each verifier and (ii) assessed systematically as part of (a) the OCS, (b) the supply chain controls and (c) verification for export.
The static and dynamic verifiers as identified in Annex II may be modified, supplemented or replaced. The Annex II shall be updated and supplemented according to Article 24 of this Agreement.
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