Prevent placing on the market illegally harvested timber and timber products.
Three key obligations: It prohibits the placing on the EU market for the first time of illegally harvested timber and products derived from such timber; It requires EU traders who place timber products on the EU market for the first time to exercise 'due diligence'; Keep records of their suppliers and customers.
The Regulation covers a wide range of timber products listed in its Annex using EU Customs code nomenclature. The Regulation entered into application on 3 March 2013.
List of Member States, Competent Authorities responsible for implementing the Timber Regulation List of recognized monitoring organisations
The three key elements of the "due diligence system" are
Information: The operator must have access to information describing the timber and timber products, country of harvest, species, quantity, details of the supplier and information on compliance with national legislation.
Risk assessment: The operator should assess the risk of illegal timber in his supply chain, based on the information identified above and taking into account criteria set out in the regulation.
Risk mitigation: When the assessment shows that there is a risk of illegal timber in the supply chain that risk can be mitigated by requiring additional information and verification from the supplier.
The Regulation covers a broad range of timber products including solid wood products, flooring, plywood, pulp and paper.
Not included are recycled products, as well as printed papers such as books, magazines and newspapers. The product scope can be amended if necessary.
The Regulation applies to both imported and domestically produced timber and timber products. Timber and timber products covered by valid FLEGT or CITES licenses are considered to comply with the requirements of the Regulation.
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