The European Union Timber Regulation aims to prevent illegally logged timber from being placed on the EU market. The EU is a significant market for timber, some of which is illegal. This illegal trade contributes to deforestation and environmental degradation, promotes corruption and increases the poverty of people who depend on forests.

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    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.

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    15 judges at the EU’s highest court to rule on illegal logging in Białowieża Forest

    Judges from the EU’s highest Court have heard arguments from Poland’s Environment Minister and the EU Commission on illegal logging in Białowieża Forest.

  • Independent forest monitoring – experiences from Congo shared in Ivory Coast

    The Independent Monitoring body in the Congo share their experiences and lessons learnt of using independent organisations to verify documents and conduct field visits, with the forest administration, civil society and the private sector in Ivory Coat.

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    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.

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  • Madeline Hallwright

  • Caroline Haywood

  • Clotilde Henriot

  • Heather Kingsley

  • Katarzyna Kościesza

  • Diane de Rouvre

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    Ibtissam Sadouni

  • Yulia Stange

  • Marek Szolc

    Marek Szolc

  • Emily Unwin

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