To help prepare for the EUTR, TFT China hosted a legality workshop on behalf of Danish retail chain JYSK to its China-based suppliers.
The workshop focused on the requirements of the legislation for Chinese suppliers and how to work with EU buyers to provide the information required for their Due Diligence Systems.
Organised through the TTAP project, the workshop was co-funded by JYSK, a founding member of TFT that has 1,900 stores in 34 countries. In attendance were factory and trading representatives who supply wood-based products to Europe. They received practical advice on the actions required to prepare for the 3 March 2013 deadline. TTAP was presented as a tool to help companies demonstrate ‘risk mitigation’ due diligence by working towards independent verification of legality.
In the run up to the March 2013 deadline, further awareness-raising events will be held in Europe as well as in producer countries to ensure buyers and suppliers alike are fully aware of the regulation’s requirements. TFT aims to carry out additional workshops with the trade in TTAP focus countries.
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