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5 Things to Know about the Use of Scientific Testing in the Enforcement of Timber Import Regulations

By Marigold Norman and Jade Saunders
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In June 2019, Forest Trends surveyed government agencies responsible for the enforcement of timber legislation about their current and future plans for using scientific testing. Through its Timber Regulation Enforcement Exchange (TREE) network, Forest Trends received 25 responses from 21 countries. All but one country currently have operational timber import measures in place. The following include aggregated and anonymized results from 17 European countries, the US and Australia as well as countries in the Asia-Pacific region.