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Timber Regulation Enforcement Exchange

Event Overview

Timber Regulation Enforcement Exchange

September 15, 2015 - September 18, 2015

Vienna, Austria
UNODC, Vienna International Center

This four-day event brought together enforcement officials involved with the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Act (ILPA), and US Lacey Act as part of an ongoing series of workshops encouraging collaboration and effective implementation of forest product legal trade legislation. The sessions were focused on EUTR implementation and domestic forest legislation in Eastern and Central Europe, regional illegality risks, and analysis of the global furniture sector and due care/diligence, and also included country updates from Australia and Brazil. 


Wednesday, September 16 - EUTR in Central and Eastern Europe

EUTR in Central and Eastern Europe

Svetla Atanasova, DG Environment, European Commission

EUTR Implementation and Domestic (Forest) Legislation in the Czech Republic

Natalie Benesova, Ministry of Agriculture, Czech Republic

EUTR Implementation and Domestic Forest Legislation, Czech Republic

Jan Doubal, Forest Management Institute, Czech Republic

Import of EUTR-related Goods from Easter European Countries to Austria

Jasmin Putz & Hannes Krehan, Federal Forest Office, Austria

Analysis of Timber Production and Trade Data in Central and Eastern Europe

Eve Richer, Forest Trends

Certification in Central and Eastern Europe 

Dirk Teegelbekkers, PEFC Germany

EUTR Enforcement Challenges

Diane de Rouvre, ClientEarth

Thursday, September 17 - Furniture Sector Analysis and Due Diligence/Care

Chinese Furniture Exports: Furniture Components, Traceability and Risks

Sofia Ryder, Source Responsible Consulting

Vietnam Trade Data Analysis: Furniture Sector

Eve Richer, Forest Trends

Vietnam Furniture Export: Current Status and Risk Areas

Phuc To, Forest Trends

Century's Implementation of the Lacey Act

Roger Jones, Century Furniture

Due Diligence 

Mandy Carmody, Quality Solutions Ltd.

Friday, September 18 - Country Updates: Australia and Brazil

Australia's Illegal Logging Legislation: 2014 International Trade Law Symposium

Andrew Lieschke & Wayne Terpstra, Department of Agriculture, Australia

Australia's Actions to Combat Illegal Logging

Andrew Lieschke & Wayne Terpstra, Department of Agriculture, Australia

Brazil Update 

One EU Competent Authority

Due Diligence Systems

Robbie Weich, Tradelink

BVRio Responsible Timber Exchange

Pedro Moura Costa, BVRio

Brazil Update

Bruno Ara˙jo Soares Valente, Federal Public Ministry (MPF), Brazil

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