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The EU Due Diligence Regulation and UK Producers

2009 | Proforest for Defra

The proposed Due Diligence regulation will require that operators placing timber on the EU market for the first time implement and run a ‘due diligence’ system to minimize the risk that the timber comes from an illegal source. This applies to timber originating from both outside and from within the EU. DEFRA asked ProForest to examine the potential implications of this draft regulation for smaller, more informally managed forests in the UK.