European Union Timber Regulation (EU)

The EU Timber Regulation (Regulation No 995/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010) lays out the obligations of operators and traders who place timber and timber products on the EUmarket. The Timber Regulation has three key components:

  • It prohibits the placing of illegally harvested timber and products derived from illegally harvested timber on the EU market
  • It requires the “first placer” of timber products on the EU market to exercise due diligence; and
  • It requires traders who deal in timber products after the first placing to keep records enabling basic traceability of supply chains

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