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European and international timber industries: Open letter before the plenary vote on deforestation-free products

07.09.2022

This week, the ATIBT and the European Timber Industries (CEIbois, ETTF et EOS) co-signed an open letter ahead of the Plenary vote (September 12-15) on the Proposal for a EU Regulation on the making available on the Union market as well as export from the Union of certain commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation.

The ATIBT and its partners in achieving the objectives ofthe Green Deal, committed to combating illegal logging, remain cautious about new legal or technological requirements that have not been adequately assessed from an economic, scientific and feasibility perspective. Among other things, the requirement for geolocation should not be mandatory until appropriate partnerships have been established and a reliable system is in place. The co-signatories call for clear, easy-to-understand, commodity-specific guidelines to be published.

 

Read the co-signed open letter