Australian Funding to Combat Illegal Logging in Asia-Pacific

Coinciding with the AFA's recent communications in relation to illegal logging, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP, has announced that the Australian Government is increasing its commitment to the sustainable management and recovery...

Illegal Logging Prohibition Update

The Department of Agriculture has translated relevant fact-sheets and guidance documents on the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation. The translations have been made in seven (7) languages and will be handy for Australian importers needing to explain the...

Illegal Logging Legislation’s Impact on Small Business

The AFA is advised that the new due diligence requirements in relation to the illegal logging legislation will affect up to 17,000 importers and 460 domestic timber processors, with all of them having to carry out due diligence. A large portion of these are likely to...

Illegal Logging of Timber

On the 30th November 2014 the Australian Government introduced new regulations which require Australian timber importers to carry out due diligence on imported timber products. The Illegal logging of timber is a significant trade issue, with the estimated global trade...