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NEW: Training material on the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT

This training material can be used to inform about the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), FLEGT and related topics, such as legality, certification, verification, or chain of custody. It was created as a training of trainers to inform small and medium sized enterprises about the requirements of the EUTR...
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Comparison of illegal logging laws in the EU, the US, Australia and Japan

As major timber consuming markets, the EU, US, Australia, and most recently, Japan, have all introduced laws to restrict the access of illegally harvested timber to their markets. While the laws are essentially addressing the same issue, there are some important differences. ClientEarth has...
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Forest Governance, Markets and Climate (FGMC) - FGMC 2015 Grants Round

Forest Governance, Markets and Climate (FGMC) FGMC 2015 Grants Round This is to announce that DFID is launching another round of grants under the Forest Governance, Markets and Climate (FGMC) programme. This will be managed by the FGMC Programme Management Support Team (PMST). Around £30 million of...
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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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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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