A point of difference amongst organisations providing feedback to the EU is the role of private sector certification systems like FSC and PEFC in EUTR. Some private sector interests suggested there should be greater recognition for the risk mitigation role of certification in the regulation. The European Panels Federation (EPF) said that EUTR should “recognise 3rd party verification and certification bodies (e.g. SFI, ATFS, FSC, PEFC or ISO 38200) as enough risk minimisation especially for complex supply chains such as panels and paper since operators do not always have access through the supply chain to ...
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