About this consultation

Consultation period
29 January 2018 - 24 April 2018
Environment, Trade

Responses to this consultation

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Target group

Any interested party, including operators (as defined under the EUTR), Traders (as defined under the EUTR), other businesses potentially concerned with a changed product scope, affected industry and/or trade associations, Member States' EUTR Competent Authorities, Monitoring Organisations under the EUTR, Civil society organisations, non-EU timber-producing countries, general public.

Objective of the consultation

Following the evaluation of the effectiveness and functioning of the EUTR during its first two years of application, it was noted that the EUTR covers a significant number of timber products, but not all are included in its scope. The evaluation concluded that the European Commission may consider amending the product scope, subject to an impact assessment of options. The European Commission is therefore undertaking an impact assessment to analyse possible changes to the EUTR product scope. As part of this impact assessment process and in line with the European Commission's Better Regulation Guidelines, an extensive consultation of stakeholders is being carried out. The main aim of this public consultation is to gather views and evidence on possible changes to the EUTR product scope. The consultation is structured around the main question whether the current product scope of the EUTR should be amended or not - and if yes, to what extent.

How to submit your response

You can contribute to this public consultation by filling out the online questionnaire.

The questionnaire is accessible in 23 official EU languages and replies may be submitted in any of these languages as well.

The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete. You may pause at any time and continue later. Once you have submitted your answers, you can download a copy of your completed responses.

All contributions that are received will be published on the internet. It is important that you read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

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Before responding to the questionnaire, please ensure you have read the specific privacy statement, which outlines how your data will be processed by the European Commission (available only in English).

Reference documents

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Additional information

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