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Ukraine Timber Legality Risk Dashboard

By Forest Trends
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Ukraine’s political context, including policies, institutional governance, and management of forests is rapidly evolving. Most information available to international audiences related to illegal activities in the forest sector has been driven by high profile investigations released in 2018 and 2020 by the NGO Earthsight. This includes allegations of illegal timber entering FSC-certified timber supply chains. FSC strongly denies Earthsight’s findings, while Earthsight and several Ukrainian NGOs stand by their claims. This dashboard provides a summary of arguments made on both sides and links to additional information provided so interested parties can assess the risks when making sourcing decisions related to timber from Ukraine.