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Show inclusion of imports of timber and timber products from countries outside the EU

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you wish to import wood or wood products from countries outside the EU for the first time, you must notify the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) once.

If you wish to place timber or timber products on the market in the EU for the first time since 03.03.2013 (as a so-called "market participant"), you are obliged to prove that the timber and timber products are legally harvested.

This proof must be provided by complying with certain due diligence obligations. The "due diligence regulation" includes, among other things

  • Information on the type and origin of the wood,
  • facts about the supplier and
  • procedures for assessing and reducing the risk that the timber could originate from illegal logging.

This is intended to combat the trade in illegally harvested timber. The BLE checks market participants according to a plan and on the basis of a risk-based approach for compliance with the requirements of the regulation.

You must therefore notify the BLE of your activities as a market participant once before you start importing. Please note that you must also notify the BLE immediately of any changes to the data you have already provided.


Process flow

You must submit your notification as a market participant in writing:

  • Download the notification form from the BLE website. Complete the notification in full and send it to the BLE.
  • After receiving your notification, you will receive a confirmation from the BLE about the data you have provided after about a week.
Requirements

none

Which documents are required?

none

What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Submission of the application: 1 day before you import the timber or timber products

Processing duration

1 week

Legal basis
Applications / forms

Forms: Notification of activity as an operator for timber or timber products

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: yes

Personal appearance required: no

Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Professionally released on

19.09.2019

Teaser

If you wish to import wood or wood products from countries outside the EU for the first time, you must notify the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) once.

Process flow

You must submit your notification as a market participant in writing:

  • Download the notification form from the BLE website. Complete the notification in full and send it to the BLE.
  • After receiving your notification, you will receive a confirmation from the BLE about the data you have provided after about a week.

Requirements

none

Which documents are required?

none

What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Submission of the application: 1 day before you import the timber or timber products

Processing duration

1 week

Legal basis

Applications / forms

Forms: Notification of activity as an operator for timber or timber products

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: yes

Personal appearance required: no

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Professionally released on

19.09.2019

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