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Forests & trade | 20 March 2018

The EU Timber Regulation implementation and enforcement updates
Forests & trade
EUTR Implementing Legislation

The EU Timber Regulation implementation and enforcement updates

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.

The EU Timber Regulation itself, as well as the three associated official documents are listed below:

ClientEarth is looking at how the EUTR has been implemented and is being enforced in each country, and has compiled info-briefings on selected Member States.

The info-briefings set out key details of each Member State’s implementing legislation and enforcement approach. They are designed as a first point of reference – not a comprehensive source of information, and will be updated as new information becomes available.

Should you be interested in a specific Member State that is not listed below, please contact us:

These briefings are also available in French

These documents are updated as and when we gain access to new information. The information provided in the briefs is correct to the best of our knowledge.

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