UNEP-WCMC issues brief on EUTR implementation
The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has published its latest briefing note on the implementation of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR).
The briefing note covers June to August 2018. It summarises recent EUTR enforcement actions and related activities in Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Portugal.
It describes recent policy developments, reports and other news related to illegal logging and associated trade in Brazil, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Ukraine and Vietnam. It also provides an overview of developments in Voluntary Partnership Agreement processes in Ghana, Honduras, Laos, Liberia, the Republic of the Congo and Thailand.
The briefing note introduces the FLEGT Independent Market Monitor’s new Trade Dashboard and a new Timber Legality Forum on LinkedIn. It summarises a CITES workshop on legality verification, new research on the legality of China’s log imports, and the June 2018 meeting of the FLEGT/EUTR expert group.
The briefing note was compiled by UNEP-WCMC as a consultant of the European Commission in close cooperation with the Member States Competent Authorities.
UNEP-WCMC has also created an EU Timber Trade interactive dashboard to accompany a forthcoming report on patterns of trade in timber and timber products into and within the European Union, between 2006 and 2016.