CPET: The Central Point of Expertise for Timber Procurement

The CPET website provides detailed information and advice on how public sector buyers and their suppliers can meet the UK Government’s timber procurement policy requirements and on the European Union (EU) Timber Regulation.

The UK Government’s timber procurement policy requires Central government departments, their executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies only to procure timber and wood-derived products originating from either legal and sustainable or FLEGT licensed or equivalent sources. Local government is encouraged to comply.

The European Union Timber Regulation which entered into force on 2 December 2010 will, as of 3 March 2013, make it illegal to place illegally harvested timber and timber products on the EU market.