5 März 2013

Can new EU regulation stop the trade in illegal timber?

Brussels introduces rules to combat illegal logging

European rules to combat the trade of illegal timber have come into force, but NGOs and think tanks doubt the readiness of EU countries to carry out the legislation.

The new laws, which came into effect on Monday (4 March), require operators importing or producing wood to identify its country of origin and legality.

… Full text: www.euractiv.com/consumers/brussels-imposes-rules-combat-il-news-518246?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=EurActivRSS

Tags: deforestation, desertification, emissions, corruption, armed conflict, EUTR, “substantial data gap”, paper, pulp, forest ecosystems

Source: EurActiv, 2013-03-05.

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