CERTIFICATION IN INDIA

EUTR CERTIFICATION - EUROPEAN UNION TIMBER REGULATION

What is EUTR?

The EUTR is a European Union (EU) Regulation that aims to close the market to uncontrolled/illegal flows of timber and timber products by ensuring that the EU imports timber harvested in compliance with the laws of the country of origin. The Regulation applies to both imported and EU-produced timber products.

The requirements apply to those operators and traders who work with Roundwood, pulpwood, and timber products, such as plywood, paper, furniture, etc. EUTR requirements affect your business depending on your position in the supply chain, as well as on the type of product you are buying/selling. The requirements apply to both operators and traders.

Operators are the first to place timber and timber products on the EU market. Their main responsibility is to carry out legality checks, minimizing the possibility of placing illegally harvested timber or timber products on the market. To ensure this process, a risk management system – The due Diligence System (DDS) – must be implemented.

Traders buy and sell timber or timber products that have already been placed on the EU market. Traders have a responsibility to ensure product traceability by maintaining and providing access to information on suppliers and customers.

Benefits of EUTR Certification

Risk mitigation

Enhance data creditability

Risk assessment

Enable data access and comparability

Enhance Sustainable Growth

Advanced multi-stakeholder approach on mutual trust

Who can be certified EUTR Certification?

Timber Products

Plywood

Veneer

Furniture

Paper

Document required for EUTR Certification

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

Role of Shamkris and Process of EUTR Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame

Task

Process

Day 1

GAP Analysis
Certification Body
Selection
Cost Estimates

Week 1

Developing Documents

Week 4

Implementing Management System

Week 8

Internal Audit
MRM
CAPA

Week 10

Certification Body
Audit
N-C Closing

Week 12

Certification Body

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

FAQ

The EUTR establishes obligations on ‘operators’ who place timber and timber products on the market and on ‘traders’ who buy or sell timber or timber products already on the internal market.
The EU Timber Regulation aims to reduce illegal logging by ensuring that no illegal timber or timber products can be sold in the EU. ‘Legal’ timber is defined as timber produced in compliance with the laws of the country where it is harvested.