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Timber Regulation Enforcement Exchange, Rome

Event Overview

Timber Regulation Enforcement Exchange, Rome

April 05, 2017 - April 07, 2017

Rome, Italy
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Since 2012, Forest Trends and Chatham House have been working with officials from EU Member States and US Lacey enforcement agencies, to further understanding of complex high-risk supply chains for wood products and support coordinated implementation of the EU Timber Regulation and US Lacey Act. These two workstreams have merged into a process called the Timber Regulation Enforcement Exchange (TREE), an ongoing series of networking and information-sharing meetings, which bring the growing group of officials together every six months.

The TREE process aims to support robust and consistent enforcement of demand-side timber regulations by providing a forum for officials to gain detailed insight into high- and low-risk timber flows entering their countries, discuss practical enforcement issues with each other and relevant experts from the forest sector and other relevant product/environmental sectors, establish emergent norms for Due Diligence/care in relation to different forest products, and build relationships with producer country governments, industry representatives, and other stakeholders involved in combating illegal logging and promoting global markets for legal timber. 

Previous Meeting Materials and TREE Newsletters


Thursday, April 6th

Global Traceability Software Solution: RADIX

Caroline Stein, Global Traceability

Application of Latest Remote Sensing Technology for EUTR Law Enforcement

Mohammad Abdel-Razek and Peter Hawighorst, Global Risk Assessment Services (GRAS)

Improving and Valuating Timber Traceability Systems Using Mobile Technologies

J. Soh Ndeh, FAO consultant

Sourcing from Ivory Coast: Timber Trade Trends

Marigold Norman, Forest Trends

Overview of Timber Legality Risk in Ivory Coast

Achille Djeagou, NEPCon

Legally-mandated Social Obligations: Guidance for EUTR Competent Authorities

Julia Christian, Fern

Beyond Legal Harvest: Considering the Workers

Sarah Hickman and Katie Kenrick, TFT

Permitting without Due Process

Emily Unwin, ClientEarth

Independent Forest Monitoring (IFM) in the Republic of Congo

Alfred Nkodia

Friday, April 7th

China's Papermaking Fiber Resources

Jeremy Williams

Compliance Efforts and Challenges: Pulp and Paper Sector in China

Ma Xiao, TFT

Experiences of EUTR Checks on Paper Products in Germany

Thorsten Hinrichs, BMEL, Germany

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