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EU Illegal Logging Proposals Called Toothless

Date : 21st October 2008, Source : ENS

BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 20, 2008 (ENS) - Globally, forests are disappearing at a rate of about 13 million hectares (50,190 square miles) a year. In view of this continuing loss, the European Commission Friday unveiled two initiatives aimed at forest protection. The proposed regulation would oblige traders to seek guarantees that the timber and timber products they sell have been harvested according to the relevant laws of the country of origin. Companies would not have to prove the legality of their products, but would only be required to minimize the risk of illegal timber in their supply chain.

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