The European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) has issued the following information on the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) for suppliers exporting timber and timber products to the EU.
The EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) entered into force on 29.06.2023. From 30.12.2024, the EUDR will replace the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). It obliges all importers of timber or timber products in the EU to apply a due diligence system prior to importing. Importers must collect information and documentation to prove that their wood and wood products has been legally harvested and is deforestation-free, prior to placing these products on the EU market. Deforestation-free means that the wood comes from plots of land where no deforestation or forest degradation as defined in the Regulation has occurred since 31.12.2020.
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The EU renewed the anti-dumping duties imposed on imports of okoumé plywood manufactured in China on 13 June 2023. These duties were originally introduced by the EU in 2004 and would have lapsed after only five years had not an interested party requested the European Commission (EC) to initiate an expiry review. Since then, the European Panel Federation (EPF) has requested that the EC review the duties every five years, most recently in December 2021. On each occasion this has led to the announcement of another 5-year extension. The request for review was based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in recurrence of dumping and injury to the EU industry.
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