UK CONSULTS ON LAW TO ADDRESS DEFORESTATION IN SUPPLY CHAINS

On 27 August, Jurist carried an article saying DEFRA has launched a consultation seeking input on whether the government should introduce a new law that would require businesses to ensure that the “forest risk” commodities they use have been produced legally. With the exception of timber (under an EU law), there are currently no legal requirements in the UK for businesses to ensure the commodities that they use were produced legally.  In countries involved, the expansion and significant consumption of beef and leather, cocoa, palm oil, pulp and paper, timber, rubber, and soya are associated with deforestation. The consultation closes on 5 October.

https://www.jurist.org/news/2020/08/uk-seeks-to-introduce-law-curbing-supply-chain-deforestation/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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