EU seeks deal on law preventing import of deforestation-linked goods

BRUSSELS, Dec 5 (Reuters) – The European Union will attempt to clinch a deal on Monday evening on a law to prevent companies from selling into the EU market soy, beef, coffee and other commodities linked to deforestation around the world.Negotiators from EU countries and the European Parliament hope to finish the new due diligence rules, which would require companies to prove their supply chains are not contributing to the destruction of forests – or face fines.”The EU is taking responsibility for its own consumption patterns,” EU environment commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius told Reuters, adding that the legislation would be ” …
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