EU

TDUK Trade Note calls for clarity on UKCA/CE marking
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) is calling for the next government to remove the continuing uncertainty around CE marking and the UKCA mark on construction products. At the point that the UK exited the EU back in January 2020, the UK government was very firmly of the intent that recognition of...
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birch plywood
EU targets high-risk Birch Plywood imports from Turkey and Kazakhstan
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The European Commission has launched an investigation into imports of Birch Plywood crossing the EU border from Turkey and Kazakhstan. Volumes from these sources have surged following the imposition of anti-dumping duties against Russian producers in 2021 and import-related sanctions against them in 2022 due to Russia's war in Ukraine....
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EU Deforestation Regulation
The EU regulation on deforestation-free supply chains has come into force
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The EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), scheduled to replace the current EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) in the European Union, came into force on 29 June 2023, with an 18-24 month implementation preparation period. This regulation will significantly enhance data gathering efforts and due diligence requirements for all businesses involved in the...
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TDUK Briefing Paper: The EU Deforestation Regulation
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The EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), scheduled to replace the current EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) in the European Union, came into force on 29 June 2023, with an 18-24 month implementation preparation period.
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Research agenda sets out to define the ambitions of the European forest industry
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Swedish researchers and key players from the forest-based sector have drawn up a joint research agenda that sets out the investments needed to support sustainable societal development, according to Swedish Forest Industries. Two priority areas for this agenda are the need for forestry management practices that protect biodiversity and steps...
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