The British Coffee Association (BCA) is holding a webinar on 7 September from 1pm to 2:30pm BST time to explore the work being done to help businesses meet the EU’s Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) requirements.
The EUDR entered into force at the end of June and gave operators and traders 18 months to implement the new rules – with a longer timescale for small and micro enterprises. The regulations require businesses to trace the origin of their coffee back to the plot of land within which it was produced, and then report this data.
The BCA will be joined by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and Oritain, which will discuss their work on this issue. ICE are launching the ICE Commodity Traceability Service (ICoT), which is designed to support customers across the cocoa and coffee industries in demonstrating their compliance with the EU regulation. It anticipates launching ICoT in advance of the EUDR entering into application in December 2024.
Oritain’s origin verification services support companies to comply with regulations, including the EUDR, by verifying the origin of products and raw materials. This verification helps to clarify opaque supply chains by providing evidence robust enough to hold up in a court of law, giving consumers confidence that they are buying the genuine article and complying with deforestation regulations.
The BCA have pulled together resources to assist businesses with understanding the requirements of the regulations, which BCA members can access here.
There will be allocated time for questions for webinar attendees.
To register for the webinar, click here.