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Traceability for the EUDR: Lessons learned from the Brazilian cattle sector and recommendations to the EU

15/02/2024 - 15/02/2024
Traceability for the EUDR: Lessons learned from the Brazilian cattle sector and recommendations to the EU

The EU Regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) will enter into application in December 2024. Companies will need to undertake due diligence to ensure products linked to deforestation and human rights violations are not placed on the EU market.

Together with policymakers and stakeholders, we investigated the must-have criteria for public traceability systems that ensure compliance with the EUDR. The Regulation will affect the meat industry, which is why Brazilian efforts to monitor environmental and social compliance in this sector make for an interesting case study.

  • Time: Thursday, 15 February, 15.30-18.00 (CET)
  • Location: Press Club, Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels and online (hybrid event)


Panellists included representatives from the European Commission, the Brazilian government, Imaflora, a Brazilian NGO working on nature conservation and the rights of local communities, representatives of the beef, leather and retail sectors, and Fern.

Agenda:

  • Julia Christian, Forests and Agriculture Campaigner, Fern
  • Tobias Fier, Import Advisor, Verband der Fleischwirtschaft e.V. (VDF), Germany  
  • Simon Gmeiner, Policy Officer, DG Intpa, European Commission  
  • Marina Guyot, Public Policy Manager, Imaflora, Brasil 
  • Raoni Rajao, Head, Department of Policies to Deforestation and Burning Control, Environment Ministry, Brasil 
  • Fernando Sampaio, Sustainability Director, Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC), Brasil 
  • Earl Shank, Senior Manager, Traceability, Tapestry, USA 

Facilitation: Nicole Polsterer, Sustainable Consumption and Production Campaigner, Fern

Categories: Events, EU Regulation on deforestation-free products, Brazil

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