Belgium timber inspections

Belgium increases timber inspections opens first criminal file

Belgium is stepping up its control of tropical wood imports.

Historically, the country was averaging five audits per year while neighbors like the Netherlands carried out about 100 inspections per year.

To date, Belgium has already carried out 14 checks. Of these, six warnings were issued and the first criminal file will be opened.

The inspections include a review of mandatory documents, as well as samples of inventoried wood to see whether the species match the information in the documents.

Belgium is a major importer of Afrormosia from Cameroon, Congo, and the Central African Republic.

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