The EU chocolate, biscuits and confectionery industries welcome the objective of the EU proposal for a Regulation on deforestation-free products
CAOBISCO supports the EU harmonised framework proposed to tackle global deforestation and welcomes the objective of the European Commission proposal for a Regulation on deforestation-free products. The EU Chocolate, Biscuits and Confectionery Industries are committed to ensuring that their products are deforestation-free and to minimising the risk of deforestation and forest degradation to occur in their supply chains.
The EU Regulation should be a part of a smart mix of measures, with both demand-side measures and supply-side measures needed to effectively end global deforestation, building on existing certification schemes and standards, as well as through the setting up of robust national traceability systems in countries of production.
CAOBISCO stands ready to keep collaborating with the EU institutions and is looking forward to the next steps of the legislative process. “The EU proposal for a Regulation on deforestation-free products is a unique opportunity to bring together public and private actors in the joint mission of tackling global deforestation. Inclusive dialogue and bilateral partnership agreements between the EU and the governments of producer countries, with the support of the industry, are crucial to enhance capacity building at origin and address the root causes of deforestation”, says Muriel Korter, CAOBISCO Director-General.
Our complete statement is available here:CAOBISCO STATEMENT ON THE EU DEFORESTATION REGULATION PROPOSAL