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UK government publishes regs for trade in timber post Brexit

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs within the British Government issued a press release on the regulations which will apply to foreign trade in timber if no agreement is reached on the withdrawal from the EU scheduled for 29 March. Source: Euwid

According to the regulations, imports from the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) must prove that the roundwood used in the manufacture of wood products has been legally harvested.

To ensure legal origin, importers must compile information on the species, the quantity imported, the supplier and the country where the roundwood was harvested.

Timber products imported in accordance with the rules of the CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) do not require due diligence as defined in the EUTR.

If timber is imported from countries that do not belong to the EU or EEA, a due diligence must be carried out as before.

Information on the regulations is