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Council Regulation (EC) No. 2173/2005 on the establishment of a FLEGT licensing scheme for imports of timber into the European Community.

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This Regulation establishes a set of rules governing the import of certain timber products. These rules are adopted in the framework of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing scheme, which aims at ensuring that only timber products that have been legally produced in accordance with the national legislation of the producing country may enter the European Community. The Regulation stipulates that the licensing scheme shall be implemented through Partnership Agreements with timber producing countries. This Regulation shall apply to imports of timber products set out in Annexes II and III from partner countries listed in Annex I.
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Entry into force notes
This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
An unofficial consolidated version of the present Regulation as amended last by Regulation (EU) 2019/1010 of 5 June 2019 is attached.
Serial Imprint
Official Journal of the European Union L 347, 30 December 2005, pp. 1-6.
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