Forestry Post-Brexit: Session 3

5 November 2020

Future of Forest Businesses

Confor is partnering with ICF, Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Government and Scottish Forestry to bring you three webinars that aim to continue the dialogue between governments, forestry professionals and forestry businesses to ensure the sector can work together more effectively when the transition period ends and changes need to be implemented.

This session will focus on:

  • How prepared forest businesses are to deal with the changes due to Brexit
  • What additional paperwork is required for a forestry business importing and exporting goods
  • What the sources of guidance and support are available to the forestry sector
  • How new requirements and regulations will impact on the UK timber trade


14:00 – Welcome & Introduction – Ian Tubby (Principle Advisor Trade & Markets, Forestry Commission)

14:10 – Impact on Business & Business Readiness – Nick Boulton (Timber Trade Federation)

14:30 – New Requirements When Importing Wood-Based Products & Wood Package Materials (WMP) – Elspeth Steel (WPM Policy Lead, Defra)

14:45 – European Engagement & Approach to Risk-Based Checks – TBC (TIMCON)

15:00 – Q&A Panel Discussion – Mark Hilleard (Welsh Government), Dr Jason Hubert MICFor (Head of Business Development, Scottish Forestry), Nick Boulton (Timber Trade Federation), Elspeth Steel (WPM Policy Lead, Defra)

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