Council of Ministers approves illegal timber law

A draft EU regulation on illegal timber has cleared its final legislative hurdle following its adoption by the Council of Ministers on Monday, paving the way for the law's entry into force. The rules were approved by the parliament in July.

Operators placing timber products on the market for the first time will be legally responsible for ensuring their products have been harvested legally. They will be required to put in place 'due diligence' systems. Internal traders down the supply chain will have to meet less stringent requirements.

Please sign in to access this article. To subscribe, view our subscription options, or take out a free trial.

Please enter your details

Forgotten password?

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
subs@endseurope.com
or call 020 8267 8120

Not a subscriber?

Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.