Russian birch plywood manufacturer Sveza develops due diligence system with FSC-accredited certifier GFA Consulting Group in effort to comply with EU timber regulations designed to block trade in illegally sourced timber

MOSCOW, Russia , May 13, 2013 (press release) – On March 3, 2013 EU regulation No. 995/2010 came into force. Its purpose is to prevent the penetration of timber products obtained as a result of illegal logging into the EU*.

To comply with these regulations, SVEZA has developed a Due Diligence System. The document was created in conjunction with the international consulting firm GFA Certification GmbH.

SVEZA customers and European market regulators praised the document. In their opinion, SVEZA has demonstrated that it is a responsible manufacturer.

"The Supervisory Authority in Germany has approved the set of documents and given it a positive assessment. SVEZA can be an example and a model for other manufacturers," said a representative from Orlimex DE Gmbh, an official SVEZA partner.

* In accordance with EU Regulation No. 995/2010 all suppliers of products to the European market must submit documents proving the origin of the wood and minimizing the risks of products from illegally harvested timber entering the European market.

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