EUTR archive

  • cut trees

    EUTR News – June to October 2018

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from June to October 2018.

  • Cut forest Madagascar

    EUTR News – March to May 2018

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from March to May 2018.

  • timber

    EUTR News – March 2017 to March 2018

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from March 2017 to March 2018.

  • cut timber in forest

    Analysis: weak enforcement of EU Timber Regulation throughout Europe

    ClientEarth research has found that countries across the EU are not enforcing the EU Timber Regulation properly, risking illegal timber products being put on the European market. 

  • picnic tables in forest for story on fifth anniversary of EU Timber Regulation

    Time for countries to make sure the EU Timber Regulation really works

    The EU is one of the world’s largest consumers of timber, but illegal harvesting and trade in illegal timber products can damage forests and the people that rely on them.

  • EUTR News – September to November 2017

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from September to November 2017.

  • Trees and river in day light

    Lombok first UK company fined for breaching EU timber regulation

    Lombok has been fined £5,000 by a criminal court for failing to check the risk of illegal timber in its supply chain.

  • wood pile

    Japan proposes new system to reduce illegal timber trade

    Japan is joining the efforts of the EU, US and Australia in developing laws to stop illegally harvested timber from entering their markets.

  • Light coming through trees in forest

    Belgium facing legal action for breaking illegal logging law

    The European Commission has launched legal action against Belgium because it is breaking the EU’s law against illegal logging.

  • eutr newsletter

    EUTR News – June to August 2017

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from June to August 2017.

  • The EU Timber Regulation implementation and enforcement updates

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

  • EUTR pine forest

    EUTR News – March to May 2017

    This issue of the EUTR newsletter provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from March to May 2017.

  • Man stood on boat looking across water to forest in sun set

    Making headlines on EU timber law in Ivory Coast

    Lawyers and associates from ClientEarth have been training members of civil society in Ivory Coast on the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), the EU’s law to address the issue of illegal logging. This training made headlines on Ivorian TV.

  • sun rise dusky tress in shadow

    Better enforcement of illegal logging law needed, as EUTR turns 4

    Today marks the four-year anniversary of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), the EU’s law to address illegal logging. This year has seen some great advances, but more work is needed on enforcement of the law.

  • EUTR News – March 2016 to March 2017

    This issue of the EUTR newsletter provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, on it’s fourth anniversary, from March 2016 to March 2017.

  • tree bark close up

    How is the EUTR enforced in Europe?

    ClientEarth has looked at the penalties and enforcement practices of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) in countries across Europe. Our new briefings, which focus on Austria, Denmark and Finland, have found that enforcement of the EUTR in these countries vary significantly, affecting the operation of the EUTR. We have also updated our older briefings on France, Belgium and Romania.

  • Forest

    EUTR News – October to December 2016

    This issue of the EUTR newsletter provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from October to December 2016.

  • Teak trees in shadows in a old Myanmar teak monastery in shadow

    Swedish court rules teak importer is breaking EU logging law

    A Swedish court has ruled that a company importing teak from Myanmar is in breach of the EU’s illegal logging law, the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).

  • Timber with labels Indonesia

    First shipment of licensed legal timber from Indonesia

    All Indonesian timber products must now have a FLEGT licence to access the EU market.

  • timber planks across grass

    EUTR News – July to September 2016

    This issue of the EUTR newsletter provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from July to September 2016.

  • image of timber on train rolling stock

    EUTR News, March – June 2016

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from March to June 2016.

  • Satellite image of Europe at night

    The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) Implementing Legislation

    The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) was adopted in 2010 and came into effect in March 2013. Each EU Member State must adopt rules on penalties for infringements of the EUTR into their national legislation.

  • Photo of macaws and rainforest to illustrate story about International Forest Day

    Call for EU action on International Forest Day

    Today is International Forests Day. How can the EU do more to reduce illegal logging and the destruction of forests?

  • EU illegal timber trade

    Milestone for the EU’s illegal timber trade law

    Today marks a significant milestone for those who want to see an end to illegal logging around the world.
    It’s the third anniversary of the European Union’s Timber Regulation.