The European Commission is banning Belarusian timber imports into the European Union
The European Commission’s CSFP (Common Foreign and Security Policy) amending Decision concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus.
1. It shall be prohibited:
(a) to import, directly or indirectly, wood products into the Union if they:
- originate in Belarus; or
- have been exported from Belarus;
(b) to purchase, directly or indirectly, wood products referred to in point
- which are located in or which originated in Belarus;
(c) to transport wood products referred to in point
- if they originated in Belarus or are being exported from Belarus to any other country;
(d) to provide, directly or indirectly, technical assistance, brokering services, financing or financial assistance, including financial derivatives, as well as insurance and reinsurance, related to the prohibitions in points (a), (b) and (c).
2. The prohibitions in paragraph 1 shall be without prejudice to the execution until 4 June 2022 of contracts concluded before 2 March 2022, or ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such contracts.
Learn more: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32022D0356