EU Timber Regulation – EUTR
The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into effect on the 3rd March 2013: Do you comply?
YOU DO, if you buy from the Wijma Group.
If Wijma is the operator (importing the timber into the EU / customs clearing)
We ensure that all our timber products comply with the EU Timber Regulation. You do not need to worry about due diligence and will only need to comply with the requirement for traders and keep a record of your direct supplier and customer.
If you are the operator (importing the timber into the EU / customs clearing)
If you have purchased timber products from Wijma, although we have operated an internal due diligence system since 2001 from forest to finished product, we make sure that you have access to all the necessary evidence to comply with the EU Timber Regulation.
As an operator, the EU Timber Regulation requires the importer to implement a due diligence system to prevent the placing of illegally harvested timber on the EU Market. This must include:
Access to information on the source of timber products including specie name, scientific name, volume and contact details of supplier, country of harvest, region of harvest and concession of harvest and compliance with applicable forest legislation in the country of harvest.
Risk Assessment on the basis of the information gathered.
Risk Mitigation if a high risk is identified during the risk assessment procedure, you might need to gather further information on the species, the region of harvest and the concession of harvest in order to avoid purchasing and placing illegally harvested timber on the EU market.