The long awaited "Fitness Check" of the EUTR and the FLEGT Regulation was published on 17 November alongside the EU's Deforestation regulatory proposal. The stated objective of the Fitness Check is to assess whether "these two instruments are fit for their purpose to halt illegal logging and related trade as set out in both Regulations" and the main conclusion is that "the general objectives of the two Regulations have not yet been fully met". According to the Fitness Check, "while there are tangible signals that both Regulations together have been moderately ...
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