EUTR archive

  • 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.

  • Image of forest with river

    Commission releases review of EU illegal logging law

    The EU’s illegal timber law is making progress to combat illegal logging but challenges remain, according to a report published yesterday.

  • Hellenic Parliament from above

    Greece and Spain adopt national legislation on illegal logging

    Greece is the latest EU Member State to adopt a national implementing legislation for the EUTR.

  • Path through a forest

    Progress towards EU Timber Regulation implementation

    The European Commission has stepped up its infringement proceedings against Hungary and Greece for failing to properly implement the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).

  • Republic of Congo timber: risks of illegality

    The EU Timber Regulation (‘EUTR’) prohibits the introduction of illegally harvested timber on the EU market and requires ‘operators’ to exercise due diligence.

  • Temperate Forest

    The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) Overview

    The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) was signed in 2010 and entered into force in March 2013. It is one component of the EU Forest, Law, Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, and it is the responsibility of each of the 28 Member States to implement and enforce it.

  • Kalalau Valley viewed from the Nā Pali Kona Forest Reserve Pihea Trail

    EU Timber Regulation: Common Questions

    The EUTR’s due diligence obligation: why is it an appropriate tool?
    Under the EUTR, all operators must exercise due diligence. But, in practice, the measures actually required for due diligence can vary slightly from case to case.

  • EU Timber Regulation – what’s the latest news?

    The EU Timber Regulation was designed to tackle deforestation around the world by preventing illegal timber being sold in the EU.

  • Official documents and the EU Timber Regulation

    Documents from official sources are often to used to carry out due diligence under the EU Timber Regulation. Why isn’t this enough to comply with the EUTR?

  • EU Timber Regulation turns two today – what’s the latest news?

    The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into force on 3rd March 2013, designed to tackle deforestation around the world by preventing illegal timber being sold in the EU.

  • Comparing illegal logging laws in the EU, USA and Australia

    As major timber consuming markets, the European Union (EU), USA and Australia have all introduced laws to restrict the access of illegally harvested timber to their markets.