Tropical timber imports refers to the 2016 imports of tropical timber (logs, sawn, veneer and plywood, in m3) by EU countries, International Tropical Timber Organisation (2017) “Biennial Review and Assessment of the World Timber Situation” (full data available in the accompanying Excel document titled “Biennial Review 2015–2016 all graphs and figures,” tab 1-1b). The data on the number of checks on importers by national authorities and for importers identified as operating without appropriate due diligence systems is for June-November 2017, as reported by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre in their 2018 Overview of Competent Authority EU Timber Regulation checks (see table 7).