EU FLEGT Regulation
Regulation (EC) No 2173/2005 of 20 December 2005 on the establishment of a FLEGT licensing scheme for imports of timber into the European Community


This Regulation establishes a set of rules governing the import of certain timber products. These rules are adopted in the framework of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing scheme, which aims at ensuring that only timber products that have been legally produced in accordance with the national legislation of the producing country may enter the European Community. The Regulation stipulates that the licensing scheme shall be implemented through Partnership Agreements with timber producing countries. Annex II lays down the list of timber products to which the FLEGT licensing scheme applies irrespective of the partner country.



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Signed: 20 December 2005 Entered into Force: 30 December 2005