FOREST INDUSTRY IN UKRAINE IN THE CONTEXT OF EUROPEAN REQUIREMENTS TO ENSURING LEGALITY OF TIMBER ORIGIN

P.V. Kravets, O.P. Pavlishchuk

Abstract


The requirements of European legislation to ensuring legality of timber origin and their impact on forest industry in Ukraine are analyzed within the scope of this article. National and international experience of use of timber track and trace systems as a management tool of Ukrainian forest industry based on the principles of sustainable development are outlined. The directions for improvement of timber track and trace system are substantiated with respect to European requirements to ensuring legality of timber origin. It is noted that timber track and trace system should consider due diligence system components in accordance with the EU Regulation 995/2010 and provide an interconsistency of the existing timber track and trace system instruments based on advanced information technologies, involvement to the system of all businesses regardless of ownership.

Keywords


sustainable development; timber track and trace system; legality of timber origin; due diligence system; chain of custody certification

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15421/40260815

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