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Training material on the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT

The Proforest Initiative and GIZ have developed a training package about the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), FLEGT and related topics, such as legality, certification, verification and chain of...

EU invites stakeholders’ inputs for EU Timber Regulation review

The European Commission has launched an open consultation as part of its review of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). The consultation is an opportunity for all stakeholders to provide input to the...

Stakeholders in Republic of the Congo develop online tool for public monitoring of FLEGT legality indicators

The civil society organisations Cercle d'Appui à la Gestion Durable des Forêts (CAGDF) and  World Resources Institute (WRI) are developing an electronic database that will allow the public...

UK ups EU Timber Regulation enforcement

A year after the EU Timber Regulation came into force, the Government of the United Kingdom is ready to increase its efforts to enforce the regulations and investigate cases of non-compliance.

Guidance on the EU Timber Regulation for VPA countries now available in Chinese

EFI has produced a brief document about how the EU Timber Regulation and Voluntary Partnership Agreements work together to combat illegal logging and improve forest governance. The Fact Sheet is...

FLEGT incorporated into regional SFM training in Mekong Region

Twelve forestry officials from Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam took part in APFNet’s Training for DG Level Forestry Officials from the Mekong Region, held in Kunming,...

European timber operators and traders gain insights into the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT licensed timber

An informational event on the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT licensed timber took place during the French timber trade fair ‘Carrefour International du Bois’ in Nantes from 6 to 8 June.

India’s timber industry calls for government support on EU Timber Regulation compliance

The timber industry in India has called for the Indian government to help businesses to comply with the requirements laid out in the EU Timber Regulation.

Summary of the recent illegal logging meeting at Chatham House available

The 21st Illegal Logging Stakeholder Consultation and Update Meeting was held at Chatham House on 7 and 8 February 2013, bringing together around 250 representatives from government, civil society...

Countdown to the EU Timber Regulation

On 3 March 2013, the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) comes into force to stop the distribution of illegally logged timber in the European Union.

Indonesia and the EU adopt new timber trade legality rules in a move expected to boost bilateral timber trade

Since 1 January 2013 Indonesia requires the export of timber products to be accompanied by V-Legal Document, assuring the legality of the products from the point of harvesting to transporting,...

New Booklet available on “International Developments in Trade in Legal Timber”

The United States, the European Union and Australia are large producers and consumers of timber and timber products.

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.

Civil society representatives from the forest sector bring experience and questions to the EU Parliament

On 9 October the high-level event “Guardians of the Forest?” was hosted by FERN and the European Parliament, with the participation of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Yannick Jadot and...

Two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents translated

Two new documents with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the EU Timber Regulation have been published by the European Forest Institute’s EU FLEGT Facility.

New study looks at potential impacts of FLEGT on the Bolivian timber sector

The Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) developed an inventory of current activities on FLEGT in Bolivia tocontribute to a growing awareness among key Bolivian...

US enforces the Lacey Act in Gibson Guitar case

The American guitar manufacturer Gibson Guitar has entered into a criminal enforcement agreement with the US Department of Justice.

EUTR perspectives - The producing country view

Achmad Edi Nugroho, Indonesian Co-Director of the Multi-stakeholder Forestry Programme and Andy Roby, MFP UK Co-Director and FLEGT VPA Facilitator: "High expectations – The producing...

EUTR perspectives - The non-governmental organisation (NGO) view

The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) is the element of the EU FLEGT Action Plan that has seen most heated discussion between NGOs and the European Commission.

EUTR perspectives - The view of the beverage carton industry

For beverage carton manufacturers, SIG Combibloc, Elopak and Tetra Pak, and their paperboard suppliers, Stora Enso and Korsnäs, responsible sourcing is both a business imperative and an...