Illegal wood devalues forests and robs good forest product companies of revenue. Additionally, buyers in many countries are liable if illegal wood enters their supply chains.

The problem is, illegal wood is notoriously hard to identify. Understanding where illegal wood enters into supply chains, and how it flows through them, is key to reducing its presence in the market.

Data on illegal wood flow risks, although often lacking the validation of due process, can help identify risk of illegality in forest product supply chains.

The Timber Risk Report™ summarizes the prior weeks risk events mapped on the Timber Risk Map. These risk events represent legal risks in wood product supply chains. While they do not represent crimes (unless explicitly stated), they provide timely information so that wood buyers can adequately conduct their due diligence.

Previous report:

TIMBERCHECK™ Risk Events – July 27, 2020

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