The European Union has adopted Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 laying down the
obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the market (the
“Timber Regulation”).

It now falls to the European Commission to adopt implementing and delegated acts to
give full effect to the Timber Regulation, ensuring its smooth, consistent and effective
implementation. The Timber Regulation creates a new framework within which existing
and new actors in the timber trade interact. Classification of the roles, responsibilities
and interactions of these actors, as set out by the Timber Regulation, must be the
foundation of this secondary legislation.

To contribute to the clear understanding of these roles, responsibilities and interactions,
we summarise the key features.

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Published May 1, 2011
Found in Environmental DemocracyEUTRRule of law