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Towards a ‘due diligence’ jurisprudence: The EU Timber Regulation’s requirements in courts

Geplaatst op 21-08-2017  -  Categorie: Columns Mondiale duurzaamheid en recht  -  Auteur: Wybe Douma  -  Bron: Asser Instituut

Although the placing of illegally harvested timber on the EU internal market is prohibited already for over four years, the first court cases are appearing only now. Judges in Sweden and The Netherlands have recently held that the due diligence requirements of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) had not been met by two importing companies. Read more.