Concurring Regulation in European Forest Law; Forest Certification and the New EU Timber Regulation

Kistenkas, F.H.


Newly made EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) may prima facie look like competing regulation and an overlap of the existing forest certification schemes of FSC and PEFC as also EUTR combats illegally harvested timber. The novel EUTR, however, is a public law scheme wheras FSC and PEFC are private law schemes. Nevertheless, such a dual approach of a hybrid public-private regulation my turn out to be re-enforcing each other and might lead to better environmental norm-setting then only private or only conventional public regulation.