Categories:Agriculture,UK

New UK Timber Regulations

New UK regulations come into force on 3 March 2013 to enforce the EU Timber Regulations. The EU Timber Regulations:

  • prohibit illegally harvested timber, or products using illegally harvested timber, from being placed on the EU market
  • require those placing timber and timber products on the EU market for the first time (operators) to carry out due diligence on the source of the timber
  • require traders in the supply chain to ensure timber and timber products are completely traceable.

Although the EU Timber Regulations apply to the UK without the need for implementing legislation, UK regulations were needed to create the relevant offences and enforcement powers…

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