DEFRA guidance on buying and selling timber with no Brexit deal

Says the UK government will have to implement its own timber regulation after Brexit, which will have the same requirements as the EU regulations, adds businesses importing timber from the EU and EEA would have to undertake due diligence processes as they currently only have to do for non-EEA countries

Document title: Buying and selling timber if there’s no Brexit deal

Summary: Says the UK government will have to implement its own timber regulation after Brexit, which will have the same requirements as the EU regulations, adds businesses importing timber from the EU and EEA would have to undertake due diligence processes as they currently only have to do for non-EEA countries. EU and EEA businesses would have to apply due diligence to UK timber exports, with UK businesses required to provide documentation about source and legality of their timber products. Says timber covered by a permit under CITES regulations would not require due diligence.

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