This study shows how the US Lacey Act, which bans trade in wildlife, fish and plants sold in violation of any foreign law, prohibits timber sold in violation of the European Union Timber Regulation, which bars illegal timber and requires due diligence to be carried out on supply chains to identify risks of illegality.
A joint briefing calling on the European Commission to take stronger action against illegal logging through the existing EU Forests Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan and to address EU goals to tackle deforestation with a new Action Plan
More than two years have passed since the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into legal force. Designed to curb the availability of illegal timber on the European market, the EUTR acknowledges Europe’s role in stimulating illegal logging.
More than a year after it came into law, the European Commission (EC) has published a scorecard accessing the progress of the 28 member states in implementing the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR). After many years of lobbying and discussion, the landmark EUTR came into legal effect on March 3, 2013