UK Government change to its Timber Procurement Policy
All Central Government Departments, their executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies are required to procure either legal and sustainable timber or Forest Law Enforcement, Governance Trade (FLEGT) - licensed timber.
The Forestry Commission has agreed a process with Defra that helps woodland owners meet recent changes to the government timber procurement policy. Woodland owners can use our Woodland Planning Grant template to produce a management plan, get felling approval and demonstrate the timber is from a sustainable source.
Government Timber Procurement Page for details
The EU Timber Regulations
The Timber and Timber Products (Placing on the Market) Regulation 2013 transposes the EU Timber Regulations into GB statute.
EU Timber Regulations Page for details