Timber trade resources:
timber regulations, timber certification and other resources
This section provides information on important timber regulations, various timber certification schemes and other available resources that give information on timber legality and the international timber trade market.
Certification as a tool in due diligence. The 2013 European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) requires “operators” (introducers of timber or derived products on the European Union market) to apply “due diligence” for all imported timber products.
In this section you can find information on some of the main regulations for timber trade, which include the EU Timber Regulation, the US Lacey Act, Australia’s Illegal Logging Prohibition Act, and the Japanese Clean Wood Act.