Deforestation regulation (EUDR)

EU commits operators to curb deforestation


The aim of the EU Deforestation Regulation is to ensure that products consumed in the European Union do not contribute to deforestation or forest degradation worldwide. At the same time, also aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The regulation applies to the following commodities and products: soy, oil palm, coffee, cocoa, rubber, cattle and wood, as well as products containing or made from these, such as: chocolate, furniture, leather, vehicle tires, packaging, printed matter, and other related products. Comprehensive list of commodities and products (Eur-lex).

The regulation obliges operators to check that products placed on the market in the EU and exported from the EU comply with the regulation. The operator must have a due diligence system (DD system), on the basis of which the required checks are made

The products are:

  • Deforestation-free, i.e. produced on land that has not been subject to deforestation since 31 December 2020;
  • Timber products have not been allowed to cause degradation of the forest status
  • produced in accordance with the relevant legislation of the country of production, and
  • must have due diligence insurance (DD insurance).

More about the regulation (EU) 2023/1115

Se also European Commission's FAQ on the Deforestation Regulation.