The European Timber Regulation of 2013 (EUTR) is designed to control legal commerce in wood and to prevent illegal imports of wood into the EU: Import companies must be able to provide central certificates proving exclusion of illegal wood sources and are subject to stringent duty of care.
We do business only with countries and saw mills able to provide us with corresponding evidence of legality or which already possess a FLEGT certificate (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade). In this FLEGT agreement, the partner countries commit to establish a control system ensuring legality of wood products exported by them. In this way, only legal wood products shall be imported into the EU. Such permission provides evidence that exported wood is of legal origin, from responsibly exploited forest stands.
Thereby, we support exclusively legal commerce in wood on a worldwide basis. For more information about EUTR/FLEGT, refer to:FLEGT LICENCE