Since 3 March 2013 the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) is in force. This concerns a ban on importing and trading illegal timber and to set up a due dilligence system to show that the wood is legal. Operators, who place the wood for the first time on the European market should have this system in place. The due dilligence system means that you have access to information about the origin of the wood, a risk analysis is done and measures have been taken to rule out any risk. Also for traders further down the chain, there is the obligation to accurately keep track of suppliers and customers.
The EUTR distinguishes between Operators and Traders. The operator is the first to put the wood on the internal market. The operator will have to apply a due diligence system to demonstrate the legality. The trader should only record basic traceability.
Rowood B.V., as an importer of wood products, is the first to bring these products on the European market. By law (EUTR) we are obliged to use a due dilligence system to prove the legality of the wood. We take our responsibility very seriously and we started early with the preparations for this due dilligence system. As customer of International Plywood you can be sure our panels are controlled and completely legal.
As a customer of Rowood B.V. you only need to prove a basic traceability and not a complete due dilligence system. Because of our extensive research and system of due dilligence, we can guarantee you that you never buy illegal wood products at Rowood B.V..
Rowood B.V. tries to provide you with as much information as possible on our invoice and therefore we hope to save you a lot of time and money with the retrieval of this data. As you can see, we have changed our invoice layout, we now also mention taric codes, Latin names and country of origin. By openness and clarity of business we hope to support you as a customer as much as possible.
You can reald more about the EUTR in this Guidance document