UNEP-WCMC informs on illegality risks from five timber source countries

The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has released the first five in a series of country overviews that aim to aid the implementation of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR). These overviews, which are available for Brazil, China, Myanmar, the Russian Federation and Ukraine, are produced for the European Commission.

The overviews provide information on the risks of illegality from different timber source countries and timber supply chains. They aim to assist the work of Competent Authorities in applying a risk-based approach to planning their checks on operators. They can also assist operators that are required to undertake a risk management exercise as part of their due diligence system, which is required under the EUTR.
The overviews were subject to external peer review and will be updated periodically based on available information.
Country overview of: Brazil, China, Myanmar, the Russian Federation and Ukraine.