All timber that will not be included in the electronic timber accounting system will be considered illegal due to the adoption of instructions on the electronic timber accounting system, the press service of the National Agency for Timber said. forest resources.
According to its press release, the relevant instructions for the timber accounting system were approved by order of the Ministry of Natural Resources and registered by the Ministry of Justice. Electronic timber accounting is a program for tracking timber harvested and sold.
“The delay in adopting the electronic timber accounting instruction lasted more than a year and a half, as the adoption of the document was extremely unprofitable for parallel market participants. Now we will bring out of the shadows the processes taking place in a third of the area of Ukrainian forests, ”said Viktor Smal, vice-president of the State Forest Resources Agency for Digital Development.
The agency explained how the electronic timber accounting system works: a special label is affixed to the harvested timber, in which information on the characteristics of the timber and the place of harvest is encrypted. When the timber is moved further to the warehouse, a consignment note is attached, which contains transport information. All information is transmitted to the electronic timber accounting system.
“Thus, it is possible to compare the quantity of wood harvested and the quantity sold. Timber that has not entered the system is considered illegal, ”the press release said.
According to Smal, until recently, the electronic timber accounting system was used exclusively by state-owned enterprises under the direction of the state forestry agency, in whose jurisdiction is 73% of the forest area. Ukrainian, and there was no information about the rest of the forests in the system. While the adoption of the electronic timber accounting instruction means in practice that its use is mandatory for 100% of forest users and owners, all volumes of timber harvested and sold must be reflected in the system, he said. ‘agency. The action of the electronic consignment note applies to all users of the forest.
TIMBER ACCOUNTING SYSTEM, UKRAINIAN FORESTRY AGENCY