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Apply due diligence to export/import timber from UK to EU to meet legal harvest requirements

If you import or export timber between the UK and EU/EEA, you may need to prove it’s been legally harvested from 1 January 2021. You’ll need to show imports from the EU and EEA to the UK have been legally harvested by carrying out due diligence checks. If you’re exporting timber to the EU or EEA, you may need to supply documentation about the source and legality of your timber. This is so EU and EEA-based customers can meet the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) due diligence rules. Due diligence systems will vary business by business.

Find out more about trading timber from 1 January 2021