Expert meeting on the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products

9 May 2022

Expert meeting on the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products


Tuesday 24 May, 17:30 - 20:30 (Brussels - CET)


Press Club Brussels Europe (in person) and online (on Zoom)

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Kindly note that registration is obligatory for both in person and online attendance.


The proposed EU Regulation on deforestation-free products aims to ensure goods cannot be placed on the EU market if they have caused deforestation, forest degradation, or violated producer country laws. The Commission released a draft proposal of the Regulation on 17 November 2021, and now the European Parliament (EP) and the Council must agree on their positions. On 24 March 2022, the EP rapporteur Luxembourgish Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Christophe Hansen of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), released his draft response.

In June the European Council will start its deliberations, and in advance of this Fern cordially invites you to exchange with experts on key elements of the proposed legislation: traceability to source, mitigation measures under a due diligence approach, and enforcement tools. 


  • 17:30 - Welcome
  • 18:00 - Introduction and moderator
    - Nicole Polsterer, Fern
  • 18:10 - Presentations by experts
    - Susanne Fromwald, Senior Advisor, Donau Soja
    - Hélène Vermont, Sustainable Development Manager, Michelin Group Purchasing
    - Jade Saunders, Facilitator TREE (Timber Regulation Enforcement Exchange) network 2012-19
  • 18:45 - Questions and discussion
  • 19:45 - Drinks

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Topics discussed: Deforestation, due diligence, enforcement, forest risk commodities, traceability

Categories: Events, Sustainable Supply Chains

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