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Traders review Brazil-Belgium timber trade

Ghent, Belgium, December 2014 —A workshop on the European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan was held at the end of November, specifically for members of the Belgian Timber Importers Federation (BE TIF). Representatives from TRAFFIC, BE TIF, Belgium’s...
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Guidance on the EU Timber Regulation published

The European Commission has published a guidance document which explains aspects of the EU Timber Regulation and the two secondary acts. The guidance defines important terms such as ‘placing on the market’ and gives examples in which a company or individual would be considered an ‘operator’. It...
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Talks begin on support for legal timber harvesting in Ecuador

Traducción al español más abajo / Spanish translation below) Quito, Ecuador, 30 th October 2012 — representatives from throughout the timber sector in Ecuador met with European Union (EU) delegates last month, to discuss implementation of an action plan that aims to ensure that only legally...
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The EU Timber Regulation due diligence obligation: An appropriate tool

The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) places an obligation on operators to exercise due diligence to prevent illegally harvested timber or timber products entering the EU market. A correct understanding and implementation of this key obligation is essential to the effectiveness of the EUTR. Yet, over two...
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Déclaration de Brazzaville, issue du forum international sur le développement durable de la filière bois dans les pays du bassin du Congo (21-22 Octobre 2013)

Le forum international sur le développement durable de la filière bois dans les pays du bassin du Congo, s’est tenu à Brazzaville, du 21 au 22 octobre 2013, sous les thèmes «la transformation plus poussée du bois, les perspectives des marchés, les plantations forestières et le plan d’action Flegt,...
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