EU Timber Regulation

The new EU Timber Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 is valid as of March 3, 2013.

The purpose of the Timber Regulation is to come to terms with the global problem of illegal logging and prevent the influx of trade in illegally harvested timber and timber products in the EU. EU Timber Regulation prohibits the discharge of timber and timber products on the EU internal market. If you are an importer of wood and wood products (such as pallets), you are counted as operators by the EU Timber Regulation.

For each specific type of timber you should be able to enter:

  • Product
  • Tree Arts name
  • Logging Country
  • Quantity and documents or other information that demonstrates compliance with the laws of the country of harvest.

You will also be required to conduct a risk assessment, which means you will analyze and assess the risk of timber from illegal wood placed on the market. You should be able to show how the collected information about the timber has been checked against the hazard criteria in the EU Timber Regulation and how you have taken a position on the risk level.

Our pallets are made of Swedish wood. We are also certified by FSC® and PEFC. This ensures that the wood we buy comes from responsibly managed forests that comply with all applicable laws and regulations.