The brief is based on all timber in Canada being legally harvested and therefore constituting a "negligible risk" under the operator’s due diligence obligations as set out in the EUTR.

The guide also features web addresses giving details of forest legislation and documentation in the country’s 10 provinces and territories.

On the subject of the exhibition itself, John Park, Canada Wood UK manager, said he thought the stand price increases being planned for next year’s Ecobuild were too high. Timber Expo, he added, looked like a more valuable show for the wood industry.

"We need something with a wood focus, this is too diverse," he said.