As of October 2010, the European Union adopted the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR, Regulation 995/2010) to prevent sales of illegal timber and timber products within the EU's internal market. The regulation has three primary elements: 1) It prohibits the placing of illegally harvested timber and products derived from such timber on the EU market, whether they are of domestic or imported origin; 2) Timber accompanied by a FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) or CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) license will be accepted as legal. In all other cases, operators must exercise “due diligence” when they introduce imported and domestic timber or timber products on the EU market; and 3) Traders (those after the operators in the supply chain) need to keep records of their suppliers (and customers, unless they are end consumers). In this way the operators can always be traced. The regulation also contains its own due diligence system (DDS) as a means of ensuring product trace-ability from legal sources is present for all wood except printed media and seats.
As European nations have their own national systems and do not use ASTM D7612-10 locally, would compliance with the national systems of countries within the EU be sufficient to fulfill the intent and requirements of this pilot credit?