According with current regulations, entering information into the unified state electronic system of timber tracking is obligated for forest owners and permanent forest users during their harvesting and timber sale.
Since 2013 unified state electronic system of timber tracking was introduced at all state forest enterprises under subordination of State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine situated in the most forested regions of Ukraine. This system is functioning now and provides online an accurate accounting of forest resources by means of marking wood with special labels with barcode and using mobile electronic devices in carrying out accounting operations in forest.
The system is an effective method of combating illegal logging and is also an effective factor in increasing the efficiency of forestry production through the application of modern logistics and management solutions, reducing the time for the formation of accounting and reporting documents, reducing the downtime of vehicles, increasing volume of high value assortments and production discipline.
The system allows providing electronic recording on acceptance, transfer, inventory and sales of timber. Entered accounted figures of the labeled timber is stored in the memory of a mobile terminal and transmitted via GSM connection to information and telecommunication network system providing printing of primary accounting documents directly in the cutting areas.
In the system database register of origin of timber is formed. Having applied this register state forest protection service and law enforcement officers can quickly determine the legality of timber and control wood flow through supply chain from the logging to the final consumer.