On 6 December 2022, the Council of the European Union (the “Council“) and the European Parliament (the “EP“) reached a provisional agreement on a proposal to minimise the risk of deforestation and forest degradation with products that are imported into, or exported from, the EU (the “Agreed Position“). The Agreed Position proposes mandatory due diligence obligations for operators and traders that want to place in-scope products on the EU market or export them. It builds on the European Commission’s (the “Commission“) proposal to prohibit certain commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation from the EU market.

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