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FSC Forest Stewardship Council

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Since: 10.10.2014

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FSC: It has contributed to the EU public consultation on the EUTR and FLEGT

02.12.2020 Share

As experts in the field of responsible forestry, FSC took this important opportunity to share input that will help combat illegal logging in the EU.

Illegal logging is the harvesting of wood in violation of national laws. The EU has two key legal acts to fight illegal logging:
  • the forest law enforcement, governance and trade regulation (FLEGT)
  • the EU timber regulation (EUTR)
This year, the EU Commission launched a public consultation to examine how these regulations have worked – how effective, efficient, relevant and consistent they are.

FSC has replied to the EU questionnaire, and shared evidence stressing the complementary role that robust forest certification schemes with multi-stakeholder platform and third party auditing have in mitigating risks of illegal timber being placed across the EU market.

For more info on this topic, please contact Matteo Mascolo, FSC's EU advocacy manager, at:

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