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EU Timber Regulation - Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the

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TitleEU Timber Regulation - Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the
CreatorEuropean Parliament of the European Union; Council of the European Union
DescriptionRegulation (EU) No 995/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the market – also known as the (Illegal) Timber Regulation counters the trade in illegally harvested timber and timber products through three key obligations: (1) It prohibits the placing on the EU market for the first time of illegally harvested timber and products derived from such timber; (2) It requires EU traders who place timber products on the EU market for the first time to exercise 'due diligence'; and (3) It requires EU traders to keep records of their suppliers and customers, in order to facilitate the traceability of timber products economic operators throughout the supply chain. The Regulation covers a wide range of timber products listed in the Annex of the regulation . The application of the Regulation will start from 3rd March 2013 to allow sufficient time for EU operators, timber producers and Member States, as well as trading partners, to prepare, During this period the Commission will adopt more detailed rules. More information about the regulation can be found at the DG Environment site <http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eutr2013/>.
URLhttp://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:32010R0995:EN:NOT
LanguageBulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
CountryEUROPEAN UNION
Keywordstimber trade; illegal logging; regulation; legislation; timber market; timber products; international trade; operators; forest products industries; EUTR; timber regulation
TypeLegislation
AccessPublic
 
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 Published: January 24 2011 | Last updated: January 8 2016