Here are some key elements on the update of the EUTR (European Timber Regulation) through the action of the European Union and EU member States to ensure its proper application, as well as an overview of the new Chinese forest law.
Support of the European commission to the application and implementation of the EUTR.
The new Chinese forest law
In China, the recently amended forestry law entered into force on July, the 1st 2020. The amendments constitute the first revision of the law in more than two decades.
The law introduces a number of significant improvements, which aim to better protect China’s forest resources, promote sustainable development and contribute to the national policy of building an ecological civilization. The amended forest law includes a ban on buying, transporting, and/or processing illegally sourced timber, and requires processing companies to establish a data record of raw materials and products (Article 65). Read more on the new law here.
In this context and since the Shanghai forum, ATIBT has always had many exchanges with the organizations GGSC and CTWPDA, even if the COVID-19 crisis has slowed progress. The resumption of events, both in France and in China, should be an opportunity for joint collaboration to continue our reflection, promote the legality of the tropical timber traide and sustainability of forest products de as well as the sharing of experiences. on issues of legality and sustainable management of tropical forests, in particular through the following upcoming events:
Note: Some of the information of this article come from of the “Client Earth news” published.
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