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The European Commission is inviting individuals and organisations with an interest in deforestation and forest degradation to respond to its public consultation here. The EU initiative - running  from 14 January to 25 February 2019 - is a response to the persistence of the issue of global...

The TTF has submitted its response to the European Commission’s EUTR Consultation on possible changes to the existing product scope under the EUTR. The consultation was an important step to ensure the EU Timber Regulation evolves in a way that creates level-playing field for the industry. The TTF...

On 29 January the European Commission launched the “Public Consultation on the product scope of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR)”. The consultation is open to any interested party, including operators (as defined under the EUTR), Traders (as defined under the EUTR), other businesses potentially concerned with a changed product scope,...

The European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) has released a special edition of its Newsletter, published to mark the first anniversary of the start of FLEGT licensing by Indonesia. It includes an exclusive interview on the future of the FLEGT Action Plan by EC Director General for the Environment Daniel...

This guest blog post is by IB. Putera Parthama, Ph.D, Director General of Sustainable Forest Management, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia. [caption id="attachment_315" align="alignleft" width="176"] Putera Parthama[/caption] We are approaching the first anniversary of the launch of Indonesia’s FLEGT licensing scheme. By 15 October 2017, Indonesia had issued 190,836...