This issue of Client Earth's EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), from March 2017 to March 2018. As...
Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence of Tropical Timber Products: Liberia
BVRio have published a practical guide to facilitate conducting Due Diligence of tropical timber products. The guide, which profiles Liberia, follows the publication of a first guide, published in October 201, profiling Brazil and Ghana.
The objective of these guides is to summarise the main documents that need to be collected, and how to interpret them, in order to conduct due diligence of timber consignments to be imported from different countries into the US and European markets. It also provides a summary of the main risks associated with timber legality that the due diligence must address, for each individual country.
These series of guides complement BVRio Due Diligence and Risk Assessment system, an online system to assist timber traders in conducting the due diligence of individual timber consignments.