Stakeholders debate guidance on timber rules

European Commission guidance launched at a meeting in Brussels on Friday only answers some concerns over EU timber rules, according to stakeholders

European Commission guidance launched at a meeting in Brussels on Friday only answers some concerns over EU timber rules, according to stakeholders.

The regulation, agreed in 2010, prohibits the placing of illegal timber on the EU market. It obliges operators to demonstrate due diligence in ensuring legality, other than for wood carrying a FLEGT licence.

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