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Poland CNRA

Type:Controlled Wood Risk Assessment (CW)
Version 1-0 Date:Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Current Version Date:Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Effective Date:Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Keywords:Controlled wood, Poland, CNRA
Relevant Documents:→ Poland Old NRA

Approved CNRA for Poland.

What shall be used to implement the standard?
For all categories: This risk assessment

Important Note 1: On 28 July 2017, the European Court of Justice imposed an emergency ban on logging in Białowieża Forest (Browsk, Białowieża, and Hajnówka Forest Districts). This logging ban is effective until EU judges make a final ruling on the March 2016 decision to allow an increase of timber harvesting in Białowieża Forest. There is, however, no evidence to date that the logging ban is or will be respected by the relevant forestry authorities.

Therefore, the low risk status in the available National Risk Assessment for Poland for controlled wood category 1 (illegally harvested wood) cannot be confirmed in Browsk, Białowieża, and Hajnówka Forest Districts. As a precautionary measure, FSC has notified certification bodies to inform their clients (certificate holders) about the increased risk of not meeting FSC controlled wood requirements under controlled wood categories 1 and 3 from wood harvested in Browsk, Bialowieza, and Hajnowka forest districts.

Any formal changes to this assessment will be communicated accordingly.

Important Note 2: This approved risk assessment was initially issued with an error in the risk designation of indicator 2.2. The error was corrected on 18 May 2018.

Important Note 3: The last version of this risk assessment was labeled as V1-1, but only contained approved categories 1 & 5. This complete risk assessment containing all approved categories is labeled V1-0.

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