March 4, 2016
EUTR- still a long way to effectiveness
The European Commission released the results of the first review of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) on 19 February. The review covers the period from March 2013 to March 2015 and is based on Member States’ reports on the application of the EUTR, an open public consultation, targeted stakeholder surveys and an evaluation report produced by an external consultant. It analyses the EUTR for relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value. The overall conclusion of the analysis was that the EUTR “has the potential to achieve its objectives”. However, various shortcomings ...
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