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Business welcomes the Government’s decision to launch the electronic logging ticket and wood origin certificate

16/ 05/ 2023
  On Friday, the Government issued a resolution to launch the electronic logging ticket and wood origin certificate. The European Business Association has consistently emphasized the need to simplify all administrative procedures and transition processes related to obtaining permits and mandatory documents in the forestry sector to an electronic format. They have also emphasized the importance of ensuring maximum transparency and public access to information related to forestry. Therefore, without a doubt, the business community welcomes this decision! It is expected that the step taken on Friday help eliminate abuses and falsification of permit documents and ensure full traceability of timber from harvesting to its export. Furthermore, it will help mitigate corruption risks, maintain accurate information on forest logging, provide control over forest utilization and prevent illegal logging, and have all the information in a unified electronic database. Moreover, from now on, obtaining the ticket should become easier and faster, conducted online without the need to visit the offices of the State Forestry Agency and public service centers. At the same time, the wood origin certificate required by exporters will also be available in electronic format., will also be obtainable in electronic format. Previously, businesses had to physically submit applications, gather documents, submit them for processing, and then collect them in paper form to verify the legality of the timber. Now, this process can be completed online. The changes will come into force on June 1, 2023. For reference, the logging ticket is a permit document for timber harvesting. It includes all necessary information, such as volume, monetary value, wood characteristics, etc. Each specific harvesting site will receive an e-logging ticket, which will provide information about all logging activities. The electronic document applies to all forest users.

On Friday, the Government issued a resolution to launch the electronic logging ticket and wood origin certificate.

The European Business Association has consistently emphasized the need to simplify all administrative procedures and transition processes related to obtaining permits and mandatory documents in the forestry sector to an electronic format. They have also emphasized the importance of ensuring maximum transparency and public access to information related to forestry. Therefore, without a doubt, the business community welcomes this decision!

It is expected that the step taken on Friday help eliminate abuses and falsification of permit documents and ensure full traceability of timber from harvesting to its export. Furthermore, it will help mitigate corruption risks, maintain accurate information on forest logging, provide control over forest utilization and prevent illegal logging, and have all the information in a unified electronic database. Moreover, from now on, obtaining the ticket should become easier and faster, conducted online without the need to visit the offices of the State Forestry Agency and public service centers.

At the same time, the wood origin certificate required by exporters will also be available in electronic format., will also be obtainable in electronic format. Previously, businesses had to physically submit applications, gather documents, submit them for processing, and then collect them in paper form to verify the legality of the timber. Now, this process can be completed online.

The changes will come into force on June 1, 2023.

For reference, the logging ticket is a permit document for timber harvesting. It includes all necessary information, such as volume, monetary value, wood characteristics, etc. Each specific harvesting site will receive an e-logging ticket, which will provide information about all logging activities. The electronic document applies to all forest users.

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