Development of verifiers
The development of verifiers is the preparation of a document or dossier of documents by Organisations and Households, or by verification entities, in accordance with Vietnamese laws and regulations as set out in Annex II and in Appendix 1A and 1B of this Annex V. According to the legal requirements stated in Annex II, verifiers can be developed by Organisations and Households involved in the timber supply chain or by verification entities for each stage of the timber supply chain.
The responsible entities in charge of developing verifiers are defined in the “Prepared by” Column of Appendix 1A and IB of this Annex V.
Verification and approval/certification of verifiers
The verification and approval of verifiers is conducted as described below.
Verification of verifiers is the process of checking the legality, validity and conformity of verifiers based on documentary and/or physical checks by the verification entities according to regulations as set out in Annex II.
The approval of verifiers by verification entities is the recognition of the compliance of each verifier according to regulations as set out in Annex II and Appendix IA and IB of this Annex. The term of certification of verifiers is used for approval of the packing list.
The responsible entities in charge of verifying and approving verifiers are defined in the “Approved / certified by” Column of Appendix 1A and 1B of this Annex. The responsible entities in charge of checking each verifier are defined in the “Checked by” Column of Appendix 1A and 1B of this Annex.