provide stakeholders in Poland anopportunity to share and exchange viewswith those who have already developedschemes, or thosewho are in the finalstages of preparingtheir schemes. Arange of speakersfrom countries in economic transition andfrom northern and central Europe willpresent their experiences and chain of custody and labelling issues will also beaddressed. This seminar will take place atthe end of October at one of the ForestryTraining Schools south of Warsaw.PEFC representatives from Finland andthe Czech Republic were asked, andprovided presentations on their schemes attwo seminars organised by the FinnishForestCertificationCouncil forinterested partiesin Russia in St Petersburg and Moscow inSeptember.
PEFCC members and extraordinarymembers should note that the 4th GeneralAssembly will take place in Luxembourgon Friday 26
January 2001. Invitationswill be sent out nearer the time. Pleasealso note that the PEFCC Board of Directors meets on the 5
December toprepare items for the agenda and so anyissues members would like dealt withshould be sent to me by the 20
New Applications formembership
An application has been received fromPEFC UK Ltd to jointhe PEFC Council as afull member. The Boardof Directors arerecommendingacceptance of the application and memberswill be asked to vote on it at the GeneralAssembly in January.Similarly, anapplication for theextraordinarymembership categoryfrom the EuropeanFederation of Community Forests (FECOF) is beingrecommended for acceptance in January.
PEFCC Logo Usage Licences
The PEFC Council has now issuedcontracts and licences to the members toallow them to issue sub-licences on behalf of PEFCC in accordance with the logousage rules as outlined in Annex 7 of thePEFC Technical Document. This meansthat fairly soon now you will be able to seethe first certified products bearing thePEFC logo. The first logo usage sub-licence will be issued by PEFC Finland onthe 12
of October, and will shortly befollowed by others in Austria, Germany,Norway, and Sweden.Each logo user will have a registrationnumber, which will allow customers andmembers of the public to identify them andtheir chain of custody or forest managementcertificate. A software program has beendesigned which will allow pertinent detailsof licence holders to be placed on theInternet site at a national and alsointernational level. It is envisaged thattraining courses for those not yet familiarwith the software will be held in Decemberwith the first data going on line early nextyear. In the meantime, information onlicence holders can be obtained from thenational governing bodies.
View of the PetruseValley, Luxembourg