One of the most awaited parts of the SustForest Plus project, the process of laying down the basis for the management and development of the Guarantee of origin trademark for the European natural resins, and its regulations for use, has been completed. This is the first step towards the creation of the Guarantee Trademark itself.
The basis include the agreements reached over the last few years of work by the resin sector, such as the type of trademark: Collective Trademark, the name: ‵Natural Resin from Europe′, or the owner: European Network of Resin-Producing Territories (EUTR ).
In accordance with the provisions of the Commission's Execution Regulation (EU) 2018/626, of March 5, 2018 (hereinafter REMUE), and the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/625, of March 5, 2018, along with that in the European Parliament and Council’s Regulation (EU) 2017/1001, of June 14, 2017, the resins that comply with this Regulation requirements in terms of production, handling, processing and commercialization are protected by the collective Trademark ‛Natural Resin from Europe’.
According to the protection definition, the Collective Trademark ‛Natural Resin from Europe’ is the mark that certifies the species, management and origin of the resins authorized and controlled by its owner, the ‛European Network Association of Resin-Producing Territories’. Likewise, it indicates that the product identified by the ‛European Network Association of Resin-Producing Territories’ in these Regulations for use is: ‛Natural Resin from Europe’, in reference to the resin obtained from standing trees, coming from the extraction of the resinous oozing of the genus Pinus (P. pinea, P. pinaster, P. sylvestris, P. uncinata, P. nigra subsp. Salzmannii, P. halepensis and P. canariensis) which is formed by a solid phase and a liquid phase called rosin and turpentine, respectively. The production and processing area is located in the European Continent and is made up of all of the resin-producing countries in their geographic area that are members of the European Union.
For your reference, other details are available in the attached draft. This document is a proposal in nature and in the coming months, amendments will be made to it by all the interested agents of the sector that take part or wish to take part in the RETR. To do this, it will be published on this website and all members of the Network will be informed via email of the interactive working session to lay down the basis that will take place in February 2022.