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GD Holz visits Centre of Competence


On October 6, about 40 members of the northern state group of the GD Holz (Greater Association of German Wood Dealers) visited the Thünen Centre of Competence for information on current questions about the application of the Wood Trade Regulation EUTR and about the public acquisition of wood products in Germany.

(© Thünen-Institut; Ilja Hendel)

Among other things, Gerald Koch presented an update on methodical progress in the identification of woods in wood materials, paper and wood charcoal.

A subsequent lecture by Ulrich Bick provided insight to the currently controversial public acquisition guidelines for wood products and requirements for certification.

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