European Commission holds key to the end of EU trade in illegal timber

WWF welcomed the report published by the European Commission today, showing that 2 ½ years after it entered into force, the EU Timber Regulation is still not being implemented and enforced effectively in most EU countries.

The report also identifies as problematic that some categories of wood-based products imported into the EU are not covered by the EU Timber Regulation – including major product groups such as printed materials, chairs and musical instruments. WWF has long advocated that both these issues should be addressed by the European Commission.

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