September 2, 2015
Switzerland and Norway to regulate timber imports
Although not an EU member state, Norway has decided to implement the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) with effect from 1 May 2015. According to a press release issued by the Norwegian government, Norway has operated “on the same level as the EU countries regarding the timber regulation” since that date. Norway has become a significant financier of REDD and other climate-related forest protection policies in tropical countries – but is not generally recognised as a significant player in the tropical wood industry. The country remains the only one ...
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