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Bioenergy Europe and other organisations share concerns on the EUDR information system

Bioenergy Europe and other organisations share concerns on the EUDR information system

On May 17th, Bioenergy Europe and other 12 organisations shared their concerns on the EUDR information system in a letter addressed to the President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen. The signatories call on European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for urgent action to tackle  key gaps impacting the functioning of the supply chain. 

The 13 signatories supports their respective member companies in the successful implementation of the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR). The EUDR requires significant adjustments from suppliers, operators, and traders to meet its obligations. The signatories back the EUDR’s goals and keep providing constructive feedback for the development of the EUDR Information System.

However, companies involved in the pilot testing of the EUDR Information System in January highlighted many gaps that still needed to be addressed. They listed the requirements for a fully functional system to DG ENV services, echoed by the undersigned organisations on many occasions.

The last deforestation platform meeting on April 24th did not reassure the sector’s stakeholders, and the technical specifications of the Information System and the timeline for making it accessible to all operators and traders still raises serious concerns. For these reasons, the signatories call for:

  1. A second round of testing with the business community
  2. Making the API specifications ready as of May for business to prepare
  3. Lifting the 25MB limitation or substantially increasing file size for uploading files as part of the due diligence statement
  4. Accepting other data formats than the only GeoJson standard
  5. Opening up the information system for all users as soon as possible and, at the very latest, beginning of November

Read the letter and find out more: