The environmental group wants authorities to seize the "endangered wood" from Danzer’s Bohemia Dyharna veneer processing factory under the terms of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).

But Danzer says it did not buy or import the logs, which Greenpeace says originate from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Danzer said the logs were shipped by a third party to the Czech Republic for toll manufacturing – a service where Danzer provides production capacity for third parties.

The company pointed out that EUTR makes the first importer into the EU responsible for ensuring legality.

However Danzer said it would cooperate with Czech authorities to verify the legal status of the logs, as well as request from its customer’s third party verification for logs of African origin delivered for toll manufacturing to its plant.