An assessment of the cumulative cost impact of specified EU legislation and policies on the EU forest-based industries

Publiceringsdatum: 30 november 2016 | Språk: EN

The aim of this study is to identify the cumulative costs, both direct and indirect, of the most financially burdensome EU legislation and policies that forest-based industry (F-BI) companies active in the EU28 have to comply with. Specifically, the study objectives are: 

Later on, a qualitative comparison is made between the cost structures of the EU F-BI sub-sectors woodworking and pulp, paper & paperboard, given the legislative regime within which they operate in the EU, with those of their main international competitors, operating within their own specific legislative frameworks. (NB in some cases, the latter may include relevant EU legislation). Where relevant and possible, comments are given about implications for the competitiveness of the respective global regions.