Coffee, rubber and many others affected by new EU policies on anti-deforestation

Around 90 percent of deforestation in the world is currently provoked by the expansion of agricultural land, according to a report from the European Union. This is one of the main reasons why the EU is enforcing regulations on trade in legal and “deforestation-free” commodities and products. Việt Nam, one of the EU’s main importers of forestry-based products, is facing great challenges in adapting to these new policies.

The European Commission will use a benchmarking system to assess countries and their deforestation risk levels and forest degradation driven by the commodities in the scope of the regulation.

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