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March 24, 2022
Timber chiefs have warned that imports of the material from Russia or Belarus could now be deemed illegal in the UK. The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) told its members that purchases from suppliers in the ostracised nations could fall foul of regulations initially coming into force nine years ago in part to tackle illegal logging abroad.
March 9, 2022
FSC and PEFC have barred wood and timber from Russia and Belarus from their certified products, as a host of other industry suppliers go public with their stance against Russia’s war in Ukraine.
March 1, 2022
EU imports of forest products from Belarus increased by 432% over the last decade (2011), yielding US$8.7 billion in revenue. As imports grew, so did the EU’s market share. 55% all reported forest product imports from Belarus went to the EU. As such, sanctions have the potential to cut off over half of Belarus’s timber revenues. The aim of sanctions is to put pressure on governments and individuals, thus using financial leverage to promote rule of law, democracy, and a respect for human rights. The EU’s sanctions against Belarus could be effective, if robustly implemented.
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