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Nantes presentations underline hunger for EUTR information

August 2012

A lively series of talks and discussions on the upcoming EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) at the Carrefour International du Bois French timber industry exhibition highlighted the level of interest in the legislation among timber traders, end users and specifiers. But it also underlined the real hunger in the market for more detailed information; particularly on how the anti-illegal timber Regulation will impact on the day to day operation of individual businesses and precisely what they need to do to prepare for its introduction in March next year.

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ETTF harmonized due diligence close to launch

july 2012

The European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) has almost completed its harmonized due diligence illegal timber risk assessment system, which will enable all members to comply with the upcoming EU Timber Regulation, according to the organisation’s secretary general André de Boer.

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ETTF discusses EU Timber Regulation with Myanmar industry

july 2012

Andre de Boer, Secretary General of the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF), has been invited to Myanmar to address the local timber industry on the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).
Mr de Boer has been asked to explain the challenges and opportunities presented by the new EU anti-illegal timber legislation, which comes into force next March, by the Myanmar Timber Merchant Association.

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EU Timber Regulation in focus at France’s top timber exhibition

may 2012

The upcoming FLEGT/EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) will be the subject of a series of special seminars presented by the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) at the Carrefour International du Bois exhibition in Nantes, France.

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Certification Update: FSC General Assembly June/July 2011

july 2011

Every three years FSC holds a General Assembly, over 400 people attended this year’s event hosted in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. The five day programme began with many side meetings, a high profile conference with the objective of setting the future direction of FSC. Motions to alter policies/standards are proposed prior to the Assembly meeting and these are refined and debated by members of the three chambers over the first few days; some are altered, several come together as one and others never make it through the process. Over the final two days about forty finalised motions are officially proposed and voted on by members of the three chambers.

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