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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 want 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 come from legal sources.

This proof must be provided by complying with certain due diligence requirements. The "due diligence system" includes, among other things:

  • Information on the type and origin of the wood,
  • facts about the supplier, and
  • Procedures to assess and reduce the risk that the timber could be illegally harvested.

This is intended to combat the trade in illegally logged timber. The BLE inspects 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 notified.


Process flow

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

  • Download the notification form from the BLE website. Complete the advertisement in full and submit it to the BLE.
  • After receipt of your advertisement, you will receive a confirmation from the BLE about your indicated data after about one week.

Requirements

none

Which documents are required?

none

What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Submitting 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 in timber or timber products.

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: yes

Personal appearance required: no

Author
Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Process flow

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

  • Download the notification form from the BLE website. Complete the advertisement in full and submit it to the BLE.
  • After receipt of your advertisement, you will receive a confirmation from the BLE about your indicated data after about one week.

Requirements

none

Which documents are required?

none

What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Submitting 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 in timber or timber products.

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: yes

Personal appearance required: no

Author

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

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