The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) was adopted in 2010 and came into effect in March 2013. Each EU Member State is required to create a framework of national penalties, which will apply to infringements of the EUTR. It took over two years for all Member States to put a law in place. In some cases, this only happened after the European Commission opened infringement procedures.
We have created a map of these national laws so that those who are regulated by – and those who would like to use – the EUTR can access this information. This is a vital first step to understanding how the law operates, and engaging with it, across the EU. In addition, for a number of Member States we have produced EUTR enforcement overviews of the key elements of the law and how it is being applied nationally.
Click on the map below for links to copies of individual Member State implementing legislation for the EUTR.
The EU Timber Regulation itself, as well as the three associated official documents are listed below:
- Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the market Text with EEA relevance adopted on 20 October 2010 and published in the Official Journal on 12 November 2010
- Commission delegated Regulation of 23 February 2012 on the procedural rules for the recognition and withdrawal of recognition of monitoring organisations
- Commission implementing Regulation (EU) No 607/2012 of 6 July 2012 on the detailed rules concerning the due diligence system and the frequency and nature of the checks on monitoring organisations
- The updated version of the Guidance document on the EU Timber Regulation, adopted on 12 February 2016. It is published in 23 languages of the EU, available on the European Commission’s Timber Regulation website