Timber Retail Coalition welcomes EU Commission’s assessment of the EU Timber Regulation but stresses that more is required to ensure its objectives are achieved

The Timber Retail Coalition strongly recommends that the EU Commission ensures uniform enforcement of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) across all Member States to avoid market distortions and establish a fair operating environment that does not punish those businesses that source timber responsibly. Likewise, harmonising the performance of competent authorities is essential for constructive cooperation of the business sector. In particular, the Coalition reiterates that further clarification and appreciation of third party certification schemes, as part of the Due Diligence systems, would allow greater recognition of business best practice models and promote sustainable forestry management, both of which are stated aims of the EUTR.

Please check the Timber Retail Coalition's press release for more information.