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The EU Deforestation Due Diligence Proposal: update on the positions of EU institutions

  • 24/08/2022
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On 17 November 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) published a Proposal for a Regulation on placing on the EU market and exporting from the European Union wood, cattle (beef), cocoa, coffee, palm oil and soy and derived products associated with deforestation and forest degradation (“Proposed Regulation”). According to the Proposed Regulation, those products can no longer be placed or made available on the EU market, nor can they be exported from the EU market, unless they are deforestation-free. The Proposed Regulation applies to the covered goods originating in any country.

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