Canada Wood demystifies the European Timber Regulation
The EUTR prohibits the placing of 'illegally harvested' timber and products derived from such timber on the European market. It requires traders who place timber and wood products on the EU market for the first time to exercise 'due diligence', involving risk-analysis of the liklihood of importing illegally sourced material. Canada is viewed as being a low-risk country, and as-such an easy-option source of supply.
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