Organisations/individuals who are buyers or sellers of (either or both) international or EU/Irish timber or timber products subsequent to that timber’s or timber products’ first placement on the EU/Irish market excluding retail customers who are purchasing for their own personal use with no onward trade or further use as part of a commercial activity.
Traders are obliged to be able to identify:
The Operator whom the timber or timber product has been bought from; and
The Traders to whom they have supplied/sold timber or timber products to.
Traders are obliged to keep this information for at least five years and to provide it to the Competent Authority, if so requested. Under the European Union (Timber and Timber Products) (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2014 it is an offence for a trader to fail to comply with these provisions.
Further information about the European Union (Timber And Timber Products) (Placing On The Market) Regulations 2014 is available to HAI members on the Hardware Education Hub. For access please contact Aoife Kinsella at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 2980969.