EU legislation

EU legislation plays an important role in shaping the impact of forest management and wood processing industries both inside and out of the EU, ensuring environmental, economic, and social balance. It sets essential requirements for control that drives innovation, competitiveness, and responsible resource management across the European Union's member states and beyond.


Learn more about two relevant EU Regulations:

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Timber Regulation

Important dates:

Entry into force: 02/12/2010

Partial application: 03/03/2013

Partial end of validity: 29/12/2024

Repealed by: 31/12/2027


Deforestation Regulation

Important dates:

Entry into force: 29 June 2023

Partial application: 30 December 2024