Deforestation-free supply chains regulation

Brussels, 22 May 2023 - On 6 December, the Council and the European Parliament reached an agreement on the regulation on deforestation and forest degradation-free supply chains. This regulation establishes mandatory due diligence standards for all operators marketing or exporting from the European Union (EU) the following raw materials: palm oil, beef, timber, coffee, cocoa, rubber and soybeans.

This regulation is expected to enter into force in May or June and the list of channels will be regularly extended in order to ensure that, throughout the production chain, they have not contributed to deforestation or forest degradation.

The European Union stands ready to work closely with the countries it considers partners to promote the transition to sustainable productionThe EU is committed to the responsible management of forests and the development of transparent supply chains.

Below, you can download the presentation of this regulation in Spanish, Portuguese and English, with the most relevant aspects that will be applied from its entry into force.