What is EUTR?

The EUTR is a European Union (EU) Regulation that aims to close the market to uncontrolled/illegal flows of timber and timber products by ensuring that the EU imports timber harvested in compliance with the laws of the country of origin. The Regulation applies to both imported and EU-produced timber products. The requirements apply to those operators and traders who work with Roundwood, pulpwood, and timber products, such as plywood, paper, furniture, etc. EUTR requirements affect your business depending on your position in the supply chain, as well as on the type of product you are buying/selling. The requirements apply to both operators and traders. Operators are the first to place timber and timber products on the EU market. Their main responsibility is to carry out legality checks, minimizing the possibility of placing illegally harvested timber or timber products on the market. To ensure this process, a risk management system – The due Diligence System (DDS) – must be implemented. Traders buy and sell timber or timber products that have already been placed on the EU market. Traders have a responsibility to ensure product traceability by maintaining and providing access to information on suppliers and customers.

Benefits of EUTR Certification

Certification Discounts

Quarterly Sales Reports

Public Relations

Business-to-Business Networking Opportunities

Committee Involvement

Partnership With JLE Consultants

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Who can be certified EUTR Certification?

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Document required for EUTR Certification

  • System Manual
  • System Procedure
  • Policy
  • Objectives
  • Mission & Vision
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Checklist
  • Forms
  • Formats
  • Records

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

  • Organization’s size
  • Activities performed by the organization
  • Processes undertaken by the Organization
  • Products and services offered by the organization
  • The complexity of processes undertaken
  • Competence of persons involved

Role of Shamkris and Process of EUTR Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Day 1

GAP Analysis, Certification Body, Selection, Cost Estimates

• Finding the GAP between existing system related to EUTR requirements
• Selecting the appropriate certification Body
• Based on the scope of your business & certification Body you choose

Week 1

Developing Documents

• Management System Manual, Management System Procedures, Policy, Objectives, Forms etc.
• Review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Week 4

Implementing Management System

• EUTR Awareness training for the top management and staff
• Implementing a well-documented management system throughout the organization

Week 8

Internal Audit

• Internal audits identifying nonconformities related to EUTR requirements
• Management Review Meetings
• Corrective and Preventive Action plan for nonconformities

Week 10

Certification Body
N-C Closing

• Shamkris acts on your behalf and assists you in the third-party audit
• Closing of any nonconformities identified by the certification body

Week 12

Certification Body

• EUTR certificates issued for 1 years

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

• Support of Yearly documentation for audit

The EUTR establishes obligations on ‘operators’ who place timber and timber products on the market and on ‘traders’ who buy or sell timber or timber products already on the internal market.

EUTR provides a product certification program which validates a participant’s product(s) for conformance to certain ASTM standards. Certification seals are made available to participants in the certification program.