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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


UK Deforestation Due Diligence Framework Implementation: Further Detail Published

16 December 2021

The UK Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs has published a second consultation on the proposed UK mandatory forest-risk commodities due diligence regime.

The regime will seek to prevent commodities that are the product of illegal deforestation and degraded ecosystems from coming onto the UK market by obliging in-scope businesses to conduct due diligence on their supply chains. The consultation follows on from the recent enactment of the Environment Act 2021 which contains broad powers to implement the regime. In this briefing, we consider the details being consulted upon, the implications for trade, and look at some of the key differences with the parallel proposals being considered on the same subject by the EU.

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