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Timber Expo: EUTR enquiries keep Bureau Veritas busy International certification body Bureau Veritas was at Timber Expo for the first time, highlighting its timber legality auditing and verification services following the introduction of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).
VPA vision for legality Implementing EU FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements is taking longer than hoped, but supplier countries signed up to the initiative have already made major progress on legality assurance. Mike Jeffree reports.
Good, but can do better The FSC is the biggest player in tropical forest certification, but acknowledges it has more to do in this area says director general Kim Carstensen.
PEFC in tropical push After a slow start, PEFC’s tropical forest certification is building momentum, writes head of projects and development Sarah Price.
Malaysia makes its legality mark Malaysia’s MYTLAS legality assurance system is bedding in well and helping challenge perceptions that tropical timber is inevitably high risk of illegality, says Malaysian Timber Council London director Sheam Satkuru- Granzella.
Hot tropical topics TTJ asked suppliers, major buyers and an NGO for their views on tropical timber and wood product procurement and use and found they were topics under scrutiny as never before.
Yield and Value Added There is potential for value-added tropical timber products. Mike Jeffree reports.
Making the sapele switch Increasing demand and environmental pressures are combining to force the market to look to an ever wider range of tropical species. Mike Jeffree reports
Regulation and recession The global tropical timber market has been a tough place to do business of late, but it has its brighter spots, report Steve Johnson and Mike Adams of the International Tropical Timber Organisation.
Help is at hand Woodmark provides guidance and support, so that its certificate holders can get on with the business of trading timber products responsibly. Woodmark project manager Beck Woodrow reports
Common-sense approach Peter Feilberg, executive director of NEPCon, gives his views on how businesses can meet today’s demands for legal and sustainable timber – and come out stronger
Regulation issues Certification and auditing issues affect the timber sector on a daily basis. Here BM TRADA provides guidance on some of the main developments
Taking the EUTR line PEFC has revised its chain of custody standard to align it to the EUTR. Thorsten Arndt, head of communications, explains
Risk reduction Certification is not automatic proof of compliance with the EUTR but it can help. Tallulah Chapman, communications manager for FSC UK, explains
On their marks for CPR Under the new Construction Products Regulation,which came into force on July 1, CE marking became a legal requirement for certain timber products. Here, the TTF, the UKTFA, the BWF and Metsä Wood outline their advice to their members and customers
Recognition and responsibility As delegates to an Alliance for Sustainable Building Products event heard, certified forests and timber products can lead the way for a carbon neutral construction sector. Dr Penny Bienz reports.
Complying with the CPR The forthcoming Construction Products Regulation will have a particular impact on the wood-based panels sector. Mark Wilkinson, commercial business development manager for BM TRADA Certification, explains the CE marking process for timber products
Positive response Cheshire Mouldings takes its environmental responsibilities seriously and sees the EU Timber Regulation as a positive step forward. Managing director John Carney reports.
An inspector calls Regular LEV testing ensures a system is operating efficiently. Steve Powney reports