FLEGT Competent Authorities

FLEGT Competent Authorities are the authorities in EU Member States responsible for verifying FLEGT licences, as set out in the EU FLEGT Regulation.

Below is a list of FLEGT Competent Authorities in each Member State along with information, where available, on their procedures for handling FLEGT licences. You can also download the list of FLEGT Competent Authorities as a PDF file published by the European Commission here.

In many EU Member States, a single Competent Authority is responsible for both the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation. Other Member States divide responsibilities for implementing the EUTR and the FLEGT Regulation between two Competent Authorities.

FLEGT Competent Authorities in EU Member States

Austria

  • Bundesamt für Wald – FLEGT (Federal Forest Office – FLEGT)
  • Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8, 1131 Wien, Austria
  • Tel: +43/ 1/ 878 38/ 1132 or Tel: +43/ 1/ 878 38/ 1128
  • Fax: + 43/ 1/ 878 38/ 1250
  • Mobile: +43/ 664/ 8269913
  • Email: flegt@bfw.gv.at
  • Website: www.bundesamt-wald.at

Belgium

  • Federal Public Service
  • Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment – DG Environment – Product Policy Unit
  • Eurostation (Desk 2C368), Victor Horta Place 40 - b10, B-1060 Brussels, Belgium
  • Tel: + 32 (0)2 524 92 77
  • Email: flegt@environment.belgium.be

Bulgaria

  • National Customs Agency
  • Customs Activity and Methodology Directorate - Prohibitions and Restrictions Unit
  • 47 Rakovski Str., 1202 Sofia 
  • Tel: +359 2 9859 4378
  • Fax: +359 2 9859 4215
  • Email: Marieta.Dimitrova@customs.bg
  • Website: http://www.customs.bg/bg/

Croatia

  • Ministry of Agriculture - Directorate for Forestry, Hunting and Wood industry
  • Ulica grada Vukovara 78, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
  • Tel: +385 1 6443 220
  • Fax: +385 1 6443 291
  • Email: domagoj.plese@mps.hr
  • Website: http://www.mps.hr

Cyprus

  • Department of Forests, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment
  • Department of Forests, 1414, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Tel: +357 22449298; +357 22459003
  • Fax: +357 22303830
  • Email: management@fd.moa.gov.cy; planning@fd.moa.gov.cy
  • Website: http://www.fd.moa.gov.cy

Czech Republic

  • Customs Administration of the Czech Republic
  • Budějovická 7, 14096 Praha 4
  • Tel: +420261332247
  • Fax: +420261332300
  • Email: E.Jelinkova@cs.mfcr.cz

 

  • Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic
  • Těšnov 17, 117 05 Praha 1
  • Tel.: +420 221 812 261
  • Fax: +420 221 812 988
  • Email: Natalie.Benesova@mze.cz

Denmark

  • Ministry of Environment and Food
  • Environmental Protection Agency 
  • Haraldsgade 53 
  • DK-2100 Copenhagen OE 
  • Tel: +45 72 54 40 00  
  • Email: mst@mst.dk
  • Contact: Niels Bølling / niboe@mst.dk 
  • Website: www.mst.dk

Estonia

  • Ministry of the Environment, Forest Department
  • Narva mnt 7a, 15172 Tallinn, Estonia
  • Tel: +372 626 2933
  • Fax: +372 626 2801
  • Email: keskkonnaministeerium@envir.ee; rauno.reinberg@envir.ee 

 

Under Art 12 of the Com Regulation (EC )1024/2008, for certain tasks such as verification, control, acceptance and attesting documents, the Competent Authority is:

  • Estonian Tax and Customs Board
  • Lõõtsa 8a, 15176 Tallinn, Estonia
  • Tel: +372 676 2178
  • Fax: +372 676 2709
  • Email: aleksander.miksjuk@emta.ee
  • Website: www.emta.ee

Finland

  • Agency for Rural Affairs
  • P.O. Box 405
  • FI – 60101 Seinäjoki
  • Tel: + 358 29531 2000
  • Email: tuovi@mavi.fi
  • Website: http://www.mavi.fi

France

  • Ministère de l'agriculture, de l'agroalimentaire et de la forêt
  • Direction générale de la performance économique et environnementale des entreprises
  • Sous-direction des filières forêts-bois, cheval et bioéconomie - Service du développement des filières et de l'emploi
  • 3, rue Barbet de Jouy, FR – 75349 Paris 07 SP
  • Tel: + 33(0)1 49 55 51 69
  • Email: pierrick.daniel@agriculture.gouv.fr; celia.didierjean@agriculture.gouv.fr

Germany

  • Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE) - Federal Office of Agriculture and Food
  • Referat 222, Deichmanns Aue 29, DE -53179 Bonn, Germany
  • Tel: +49 (0) 228 99 6845 – 3369
  • Email: FLEGT-Genehmigungssystem@ble.de
  • Website: www.ble.de/holzimport 

Greece

  • Ministry of the Environment and Energy
  • Secretariat General, General Directorate for the Development & Protection of Forests and Rural Environment, Directorate of Planning and Forest Policy, Department for the Trade in Forest Products and CITES Species, Terma Alkmanos, Ilisia, GR – 11528 Athens, Greece
  • Tel: + 30 210 212 4568, +30 210 212 4612, +30 210 524 2953
  • Fax: + 30 210 5240194
  • Emai: grcitesma@prv.ypeka.gr

Hungary

  • Government Office of the Capital City Budapest
  • Headquarters: 1052 Budapest, Váci u. 62 – 64  
  • Department of Trade, Defence Industry, Export Control & Precious Metal Assay 
  • Németvölgyi út 37-39
  • HU - 1124 Budapest
  • Postal address: 1534 Bp. BKKP Pf.: 919
  • Tel:+36 1 4585 514
  • Fax: +36 1 4585 828
  • Email: keo@mkeh.gov.hu
  • Website: https://www.mkeh.gov.hu  

Ireland

  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  • International Forestry Policy, Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Tel: + 35 31 60 72 515
  • Email: fergus.moore@agriculture.gov.ie & cormac.fitzpatrick@agriculture.gov.ie
  • Website: www.agriculture.gov.ie

Italy

  • Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali Directorate General for Rural Development (Unit DISR 3) and Corpo Forestale dello Stato
  • No. 20 Via XX Settembre IT - 0187 ROMA
  • Tel: +39 06 4665 7046
  • Fax: +39 06 4818 972
  • Email: disr3@politicheagricole.it and divisione07@pec.corpoforestale.it 

Latvia

  • Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Latvia
  • Republikas laukums 2
  • LV - Riga
  • Tel: +37167027549; +37167027233
  • Email: Normunds.Struve@zm.gov.lv; Gustavs.Straupmanis@zm.gov.lv

Lithuania

  • Customs Department under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania
  • A. Jaksto 1, LT-01105 Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Tel: (+370~5) 266 61 11;
  • Fax: (+370~5) 266 60 05
  • Email: ruta.dauksiene@lrmuitine.lt

Luxembourg

  • Administration de la nature et des forêts
  • 7 Rue Christophe Plantin, L-2988 Luxembourg
  • Tel:  +352 402 201 1
  • Fax: +352 402 201 651
  • Email: flegt.ac@anf.etat.lu

Malta

  • Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change
  • Timber Control Unit, Block C, Government Farm Ghammieri, Marsa, MRS 3303, Malta
  • Tel: +356 2292 4253
  • Email: marcelle.a.agius@gov.mt, copy email also to: stephanie-marie.mamo@gov.mt
  • Website: www.agric.gov.mt

Netherlands

  • Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA)
  • Catherijnesingel 59 - 3511 GG Utrecht, Po box 43006, 3540 AA Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Tel: +31 88 223 33 33
  • Email: info@nvwa.nl
  • Website: www.nvwa.nl

Poland

  • Ministry of Finance, Customs Department
  • Ul.Swietokrzyska 12, 00-916 Warszawa, Polska
  • Tel. + 48 22 694 51 56, + 48 22 694 50 05
  • Fax: + 48 (22) 694 43 03
  • E-mail: flegt@mf.gov.pl

Portugal

  • Ministry of Finance - Customs Department
  • Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira (Direção de Serviços de Regulação Aduaneira), Rua da Alfândega, n.º 5 – R/C – 1149 – 006 LISBOA, Portugal
  • Tel: +351 21 8813890; +351 21 8813906
  • Fax: + 351 218813941
  • Email: dsra@at.gov.pt; Ana.Sousa.Pires@at.gov.pt

Romania

  • Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests
  • 46-48 Street Calea Plevnei Sector 1, RO – Bucharest
  • Tel: +4 021 316 64 92
  • Fax: +4 021 316 02 28
  • Email: ghimpu.laurentiu@map.gov.ro
  • Website: www.apepaduri.gov.ro

Slovak Republic

  • Financial Directorate of the Slovak Republic, Customs Section
  • Mierová 23, 815 11 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Tel.: +421 (2) 48273158; +421 (2) 48273111, 112, 115
  • Fax: +421 (2) 43421879
  • Email: infocrsr@colnasprava.sk

Slovenia

  • Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment of the Republic of Slovenia
  • Forestry, Hunting and Fisheries Directorate, Dunajska 22, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Tel:+ 386 1 478 91 44
  • Fax: +386 1 478 90 21
  • Email: robert.rezonja@gov.si

 

  • Customs Administration of the Republic of Slovenia
  • Smartinska 55, 1523 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Tel: +386 1 478 38 85
  • Fax: +386 1 478 38 99
  • Email: vojko.otovic@gov.si; pio.curs@gov.si

Spain

Sweden

  • Swedish Board of Agriculture
  • Vallgatan 8, SE - 551 82 Jönköping, Sweden
  • Tel: +4636155000
  • Fax: +4636155995
  • Email: FLEGT@jordbruksverket.se

United Kingdom

 

Contact

For inquiries and assistance, contact the EU FLEGT Facility at info@euflegt.efi.int.