The EU's Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) has been effective since June 29, 2023, and concerns book publishers because it involves those trading in various commodities, including wood-derived products such as print books. For those engaged in the EU market it is important to be aware of these regulations.
Some EUDR highlights include::
The EUDR encompasses seven key commodities and their derived products and includes printed books.
Market Restrictions starting December 30, 2024, or June 30, 2025 (for micro/small businesses), products must meet deforestation-free criteria to access or export from the EU.
Companies placing products in the EU market must provide due diligence statements affirming that products are deforestation-free and legal (according to the laws of the country of origin).
Here are some articles that we at GBA found informative:
from the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry
from White & Case Global Law Firm
from the Forest Stewardship Council