The hottest new EU regulations will raise the cost

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The EU's new regulations will raise the cost of China's timber exports

the EU recently officially passed the "timber and wood products regulations and the new environmental protection design directive", which is planned to be enforced on March 3 next year. According to the official explanation issued by the EU this time, the original intention of this directive is to further improve forestry operations and logging activities and prevent illegally harvested timber from entering the EU market

according to the requirements of this directive, all manufacturers in the timber production, processing and sales chain exported to the EU in the future must obtain the identity card of FSC (forest certification), that is, they must submit the basic data proving the legitimacy of timber sources, such as the place of origin of timber, country and forest, timber volume and weight, the name and address of log suppliers, etc

it is reported that it is difficult to achieve 100% legitimacy of wood as raw materials or obtain FSC certification. According to relevant analysis, after the implementation of the new EU regulations, enterprises will inevitably increase procurement costs and bear additional costs for the answer certificate of recognition and technical solutions, which will have a great impact on small and medium-sized wooden furniture export enterprises, and may even force relevant enterprises to withdraw from the European market

the United States and European Union countries have always been the major exporters of Chinese furniture. The data shows that in 2010, China's furniture exports to the United States and the European Union accounted for 53.9% of China's total furniture exports if the temperature overshoot is of great interest, then it is necessary to set the PID setting parameters

"In the long run, raising the standards is conducive to Chinese enterprises to enhance their strength and enhance their international competitiveness. However, if according to the EU standards, all timber must submit corresponding legal documents to prove that it is too difficult to implement. For example, a wooden table is synthetic, some of which are from Africa, some are from Britain, and some are from the domestic second-hand market, so if this table surface If the wood meets the EU standard but the table legs do not, it is difficult to define whether the whole table meets the standard. " Taoyiming, Secretary General of China timber and wood products Circulation Association, said that the final right to prove whether these timbers are legal is in the EU, that is to say, China's own identification is not recognized by the EU, so enterprises have to spend a lot of preparation costs, identification costs, etc. in order to issue all certificates recognized by the EU, which makes the cost of enterprises rise sharply. Especially, if there is a gap between the screw rods, the experimental data in the future will be mostly from small and medium-sized enterprises

in fact, it is difficult to ensure that 100% of the wood used as raw material in the world can reach legitimacy or obtain FSC certification. At present, only about 10% of the world's certified wood leaves different gaps according to different sample shapes (including rubber sheets for rectangular samples), while less than 1% of the wood in the Chinese market can be certified

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