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The EU’s Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition held its annual conference in Paris on 25th October 2018. The conference highlighted the ongoing work to promote tropical timber in Europe and raised questions about the role of targets for procurement of “certified sustainable” products. Over 55 European organisations were...

A line-up of speakers from across the international wood sector will gather in Paris for the 2018 European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) Conference to address the vital role of accurate trade information in growing tropical timber sales. The free event, ‘Using data to drive...

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is informing all members that on 2nd March 2018, Hardwood Dimensions Holdings Limited pleaded guilty to an offence under reg4(b) of the Timber Products (Placing on the Market ) Regulations 2013. The offence related to deficiencies within the Due Diligence system used...

Documents and certificates are often presented in Due Diligence systems as evidence of full risk mitigation. In an ideal world, where the authenticity of these documents was guaranteed, this would be sufficient. But whatÕs to stop your supplier from forging and/or using invalid and expired...

Data gathered from the FAO, FSC and PEFC show a continued increase of global forest area under certification from 2001 to 2016. Using the figures from the FAO’s Certification highlights of the Forest Products Annual Market Review 2014-2015 and recently published figures from FSC and PEFC we...

One key piece of feedback we have received from the RPP audits so far is that members are not always checking the validity of certificates received under third party certification schemes. Even if you buy certified material to mitigate risks, as identified in your EUTR/RPP Due...

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 On 3 May 2017, the Sustainability Working group of CEI-Bois, in collaboration with the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS), will organize an informative day on forestry certification in Brussels, Belgium. The primary scope of the event - taking place in the premises of CEI-Bois from 10.30 am...