The EU Timber regulation (EUTR) came into force as from 03rd March 2013, and prohibits the placing of illegally harvested timber on the European market. Following the UK leaving the European market (Brexit), the United Kingdom Timber Regulation (UKTR) came into force in Jan 2021 and prohibits the placing of illegally harvested timber on the UK market.
All products supplied by all Tradelink comply with the UKTR/EUTR requirements.
Crucially the EUTR/UKTR requires companies placing timber or timber products on the European/United Kingdom market (both imported and domestic) for the first time to implement a due diligence system, for example Timber Trade Federations Responsible Purchasing Policy.
Tradelink’s procedures for due diligence have been developed and updated in order to comply with other regulations such as Lacey Act in the USA.
Our RPP (Responsible Purchasing Policy), which we have been applying to purchases for the past several years, has meant that Tradelink has been able to comply with the additional EUTR requirements in advance of them being implemented.