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Poland CNRA DraftFSC-CNRA-PL V1-1

Poland CNRA Draft

Type:Controlled Wood Risk Assessment (CW)
Keywords:Poland, CNRA, draft
Relevant Documents:→ Poland Old NRA

CNRA under development for Poland.

Important note: 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.

Depending on the decision by European Court of Justice, the risk assessment for category as available on Document Center may be formally revised by FSC to reflect the decision. Any formal changes to this assessment will be communicated accordingly.

What shall be used to implement the standard?
For category 1: This risk assessment
For categories 2-5: Poland Old NRA

The following may be used voluntarily instead of the corresponding Poland Old NRA category above.
Category 5: This risk assessment

If you wish to see a synopsis of the public consultation feedback on this and/or other country’s CNRAs, and FSC’s response to said feedback, please look here.

Please note: To check the progress on FSC risk assessments for other categories and countries, look here.

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