Woodworking and Furniture
The European Business Association welcomes the Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 381/2017 dated 21.11.2017 “On Additional Measures for the Development of Forestry, Rational Use of Nature and Preservation of Objects of the Nature Reserve Fund”.
The President instructed the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, in particular to:
- determine the strategic directions of the development of the woodworking industry in Ukraine in order to create domestic products with high added value in conditions of integration into the European market;
- carry out of the national inventory of the forest fund of Ukraine taking into account the best international practice;
- implement of a unified state system of electronic accounting of wood, including confirmation of the origin of wood, taking into account European norms and standards;
- ensure proper competition of business entities in the process of auctions for the sale of unprocessed timber.
The Association has repeatedly emphasized the need for these steps in appeals and during meetings.
We hope that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine will fulfill the President tasks set as soon as possible.