THE EUROPEAN UNION DEFORESTATION-FREE REGULATION

In response to the need to stop the depletion of forested areas worldwide, the European Union (EU) has approved the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) to ensure that consumer goods — such as soy, coffee, cocoa, wood, rubber, beef, palm oil, and their derivatives — entering the European market do not contribute to global deforestation. To achieve this, companies must conduct due diligence to verify the origins of these imported or exported products, proving they have not contributed to deforestation or the degradation of natural ecosystems. Read more about how to comply with the EUDR here.

WHICH PRODUCTS EXACTLY FALL UNDER THE EUDR? 

The EUDR applies only to products listed in Annex I, regardless of their quantity. If a product is not in Annex I, it is exempt from complying with the EUDR’s requirements, even if it contains commodities covered by the regulation. For instance, products like soap are not required to comply, even if it contains palm oil which is covered by the EUDR.

View below which products fall within the scope of the EUDR regulation, in accordance with list of EU customs codes (HS code):

EU CUSTOMS CODES (HS CODE)

CATTLE

ex 0102 Live cattle

ex 0201 Meat of cattle fresh or chilled

ex 0202 Meat of cattle frozen

ex 0206 10 Edible offal of cattle fresh or chilled

ex 0206 22 Edible cattle livers, frozen

ex 0206 29 Edible cattle offal (excluding tongues and livers), frozen

ex 4101 Raw hides and skins of cattle (fresh or salted, dried, limed, pickled or otherwise preserved, but not tanned, parchment-dressed or further prepared), whether or not dehaired or split

ex 4104 Tanned or crust hides and skins of cattle, without hair on, whether or not split, but not further prepared

ex 4107 Leather of cattle, further prepared after tanning or crusting, including parchment-dressed leather, without hair on, whether or not split

COCOA

1801 00 00 Cocoa beans, whole or broken, raw or roasted

1802 00 00 Cocoa shells, husks, skins and other cocoa waste

1803 Cocoa paste, whether or not defatted

1804 00 00 Cocoa butter, fat and oil

1805 00 00 Cocoa powder, not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter

1806 Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa

COFFEE

0901 Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion

OIL PALM

1511 Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified

1207 10 Palm nuts and kernels

1513 21 Crude palm kernel and babassu oil and fractions thereof

1513 29 Palm kernel and babassu oil and their fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified (excluding Crude oil)

 2306 60 Oilcake and other solid residues of palm nuts or kernels, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of palm nuts oils or kernels oils

SOYA

1201 Soya beans, whether or not broken

1208 10 Soya bean flour and meal

1507 Soya-bean oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified

2304 Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets from the extraction of soya bean oil

WOOD

4401 Fuel wood, in logs, in billets, in twigs, in faggots or in similar forms; wood in chips or particles; sawdust and wood waste and scrap, whether or not agglomerated in logs, briquettes, pellets or similar forms

4403 Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared

4406 Railway or tramway sleepers (cross-ties) of wood

4407 Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm

4408 Sheets for veneering (including those obtained by slicing laminated wood), for plywood or for other similar laminated wood and other wood, sawn lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded, spliced or end-jointed, of a thickness not exceeding 6 mm

4409 Wood (including strips and friezes for parquet flooring, not assembled) continuously shaped (tongued, grooved, rebated, chamfered, V-jointed, beaded, moulded, rounded or the like) along any of its edges ends or faces, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed

4410 Particle board, oriented strand board (OSB) and similar board (for example, waferboard) of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not agglomerated with resins or other organic binding substances

4411 Fibreboard of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not bonded with resins or other organic substances

4412 Plywood, veneered panels and similar laminated wood

4413 00 00 Densified wood, in blocks, strips or profile shapes

4414 00 Wooden frames for paintings photographs, mirrors or similar objects

4415 Packing cases, boxes, crates, drums and similar packings, of wood; cable-drums of wood; pallets, box pallets and other load boards, of wood; pallet collars of wood (Not including packing material used exclusively as packing material to support, protect or carry another product placed on the market.)

4416 00 00 Casks, barrels, vats, tubs and other coopers’ products and parts thereof, of wood, including staves

4418 Builders’ joinery and carpentry of wood, including cellular wood panels, assembled flooring panels, shingles and shakes

Pulp and paper of Chapters 47 and 48 of the Combined Nomenclature, with the exception of bamboo-based and recovered (waste and scrap) products

9403 30, 9403 40, 9403 50 00, 9403 60 and 9403 90 30 Wooden furniture

9406 10 00 Prefabricated buildings of wood

NOTE: A REVIEW WILL BE CONDUCTED OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS, POTENTIALLY ADDING ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS TO THIS LIST.

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