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Through popular demand, SGS is set to run further courses that provide support and information to organisations and individuals whose day-to-day activities will be affected by the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR).

The EUTR (EU995/2010) comes into force in March 2013 and applies across all 27 European Union Member States. The Regulation sets out mandatory obligations for organisations and individuals that place timber and timber products on the European market, affecting timber, wood-based and paper products.

This includes not only products made from wood harvested in non-European Union countries and imported into the EU but also those made from wood harvested within the EU and placed on the market for the first time. Those trading timber and wood products within the EU must put in place procedures to minimise the risk of illegally harvested timber being sold.

The objective of the one-day course is to provide participants with the technical knowledge to apply the regulation and so to ensure that all timber products placed on the market come from legally harvested forests, in compliance with these new legal requirements.

The course will be delivered by Charles Townsend, who has 20 years’ experience in the timber industry, including sawmilling and furniture manufacturing, consulting and FSC COC auditing worldwide.

“Very informative, clearly breaking down the requirements, obligations and annex of the Regulation. Relevant exercises, tutor had excellent industry knowledge. Very beneficial course. Good working group/size,” Liam Jones, Technologist, The White Company.

Click on the link to enrol on our EUTR Training course

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS is global leader in certifying wood from forest to market against the most recognised forestry standards.