Regulation

Could you participate in a Department for Business & Trade study?
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The Department for Business and Trade is looking to hear from companies within the timber and construction sectors, especially SMEs, to better understand how they currently get access to UK regulations on timber and how the government's new digital transformation project can help. The Smarter Regulation Directorate in the Department...
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Wood waste recycling regulations have changed
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The Environment Agency (EA) has confirmed the withdrawal of the Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) 250, which allowed 'potentially hazardous' waste wood and 'non-hazardous' waste wood to be received at Waste Transfer Stations, before being processed and sent mixed for recovery. This means, from 1 September 2023, 'potentially hazardous' waste wood...
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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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DCTS reduces duty rates on wood products from Indonesia and Vietnam
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The government has introduced the Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS) to improve access to the UK market for developing countries. The DCTS replaces the UK’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP). This new DCTS is split into three frameworks. Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will receive duty-free, quota-free trade on everything but...
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Does your business operate in Northern Ireland?
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Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is currently undertaking an assessment on the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), and whether and how this legislation will be adopted in Northern Ireland (NI). The EUDR is scheduled to come into force on 29 June, 2023, with an 18-24 month implementation preparation...
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UKCA Mark Update
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The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities confirmed today that the UK government will extend recognition of CE Marking for construction products until 30 June 2025. On 9 December, the Construction Products Regulation in Great Britain web page was updated, stating that: “The government will continue to recognise the...
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Using the correct names when specifying timber
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Understand the importance of the correct name of a tree species and how it can affect the supply chain and commercial trades between countries.
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Sustainable timber sourcing
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Acknowledge the importance of sustainable timber sourcing and which certifications can open up markets for merchants and those involved in the industry.
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