On the 13 September 2022 the EU Parliament voted to agree on the EU Commission’s 2021 long awaited proposal for a new law that aims to stop commodities such as palm oil, beef, leather, soy, cocoa, coffee or wood produced through deforestation or human rights abuses being placed on the EU markets.
The Dutch Food and Product Safety Authority (Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit, or NVWA) has found Dutch timber company Boogaerdt Hout to be in breach of the Due Diligence requirements of the EUTR. The decision follows the submission of evidence by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)
Following our evidence that Danish timber company Keflico violated the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), Danish authorities have made a ruling by which injunctions have been placed on all Danish operators that put Burmese teak on the market. This sets a clear precedent for other EUTR Competent Authorities.