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EU Considering Recognising Forest Ecolabels in Regulation

Posted 29 April 2008 by Jacob Malthouse to Ecolabel News.

EU seeks green label for wood furniture – International Herald Tribune

The EU is considering strengthening its timber import laws in a bid to stop illegal logging in developing countries. The legislation may recognize existing ecolabels like FSC, which would get a big boost from EU regulatory endorsement.

Exactly which labels the EU ends up endorsing in legislation may put to rest much of the discussion about which forest labels are considered best in class. On the other hand, it might open up old wounds.

See our forest products section for examples of existing forestry ecolabels.