IMPORT AND EXPORT OF WOOD
Many diseases and pests harmful to forests spread with wood and timber. Timber trade with non-EU countries must therefore observe the requirements set by plant health regulations. These pages contain information on plant health requirements applicable to the import and export of wood and timber.
Timber trade is unrestricted within the EU, but stricter requirements apply to wood exported to certain protected zones.
Further information on the plant health requirements applicable to wood in the EU internal market is available at Sales and Marketing > Wood. Information on the import and export of wooden packaging material is available at Wooden packaging material.