29 Sep '15, 11am

Consumers want tighter EU rules to tackle illegal timber - @STAtimber #timber @STAwards15

The EU Timber Regulation, or EUTR, is designed to keep illegally sourced timber out of the marketplace, and is under review by the European Commission in Brussels. A poll commissioned by WWF showed that 88 per cent of people in the UK did not know products made from illegal timber could still be bought in the EU. 76 per cent said it was very important to them that measures be put in place to make sure people couldn’t buy products made from illegal wood. A similarly high number (78 per cent) wanted the EU to implement the law more consistently across EU nations, and 74 per cent thought the laws should cover all wood-based products. Currently, the EUTR does not include items such as chairs, toys, books, musical instruments, charcoal, wine racks, clothes pegs, and many more. In a statement issued to the European Commission, 64 timber- related companies and six trade federatio...

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