Since March 2013, the new EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) has been prohibiting placing illegally harvested timber and timber products onto the EU market. FIRA's EUTR Awareness Training course is designed to enable organisations to understand their legal obligations when importing, selling and trading timber and timber products in the EU.
EUTR: An Overview
Broadly, the EUTR prohibits the sale of illegal timber and timber products in the EU and establishes the obligations for organisations to exercise due diligence when 'first placing' timber and products such as wooden furniture onto the market. The EUTR also requires traders to maintain records to enable supply chain traceability.
Key Definitions: Operators vs. Traders
- Operators 'first place' timber onto the EU market
- Traders deal with purchases from within the EU
To find out more about the course, email Stuart Cochrane
at FIRA or call 01438 777700