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.
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).
All Indonesian timber products must now have a FLEGT licence to access the EU market.
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.
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.
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.
Today is International Forests Day. How can the EU do more to reduce illegal logging and the destruction of forests?
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.
The EU’s illegal timber law is making progress to combat illegal logging but challenges remain, according to a report published yesterday.
Greece is the latest EU Member State to adopt a national implementing legislation for the EUTR.
The European Commission has stepped up its infringement proceedings against Hungary and Greece for failing to properly implement the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).
The EU Timber Regulation (‘EUTR’) prohibits the introduction of illegally harvested timber on the EU market and requires ‘operators’ to exercise due diligence.
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.
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.
The EU Timber Regulation was designed to tackle deforestation around the world by preventing illegal timber being sold in the EU.
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?
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.
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.