On 19 March 2021 the FSC International Board of Directors decided to postpone the effective date of FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1 Chain of Custody Certification until 1 September 2021. 

Simultaneously, the end of the transition period has been extended from 12 months to 15 months after the effective date. This means the transition period for version 3-1 of the standard spans from 1 September 2021 to 31 December 2022. 

Additionally, some minor typos have been corrected.