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COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC Welcome Stronger EU Partnerships with Producing Countries in ENVI Report on EU Deforestation-free Commodities Regulation but Regret Traceability Provisions

Brussels, 13 July 2022 - Following the vote in the ENVI committee on the Regulation for Deforestation-free commodities, COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC support the stronger role that the committee has given to partnerships between EU and producing countries facilitating the implementation of the requirements of the Regulation. This will be crucial to enhance traceability, as many obstacles will need to be removed, which can only happen if the Commission, Member States, producing country governments (including regional and local authorities), operators, smallholders and other local economic actors in the supply chain, and NGOs work together in synergy.