American Hardwood Export Council hires Dovetail Partners to address EU’s deforestation regulation

By Rich Christiansom
Woodworking Network
January 9, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States

STERLING, Va. – The American Hardwood Export Council commissioned Dovetail Partners to complete independent jurisdictional risk assessments covering hardwood production in 33 states. The risk assessments are being performed in response to the European Union’s deforestation regulation. The EUDR went into force in June 2023 and provides companies trading wood products with EU member states an 18-month transition period to adopt the new requirements. By 2025, wood products and other specified commodities entering the EU market must be accompanied by a due diligence statement addressing deforestation risk and providing the geolocation of all plots of lands where the relevant commodities were produced. Minneapolis-based Dovetail Partners, a non-profit corporation specializing in environmental management, will complete the jurisdictional risk assessments in conformance to the new “Framework for Jurisdictional Risk Assessment of Legal Compliance of Hardwood Production in the USA” created by the Sustainable Hardwood Coalition(SHC).

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