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December 7, 2021
Deforestation-risk countries’ ban proposal would significantly alter and extend EUTR obligations
On 17 November 2021, the European Commission announced a Proposal for a new Regulation to reduce global deforestation and forest degradation driven by EU consumption of certain commodities. If enacted the law would have a profound effect on EU trade in the regulated wood and agricultural commodities. It would represent a very significant extension of state intervention in European commodities trade even compared to the existing controls imposed through the EUTR. Many of the due diligence requirements will be familiar to timber traders that have been working within the framework of EUTR since March 2013. However ...
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