What is legal timber furniture?

Q & A with Responsible Wood – Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries sits down with AFA CEO, Patrizia Torelli to discuss Responsible Wood, PEFC, forest certification and all things timber legality.

Furnishing Industry Timber Due Diligence Toolkit LAUNCHED

The Australasian Furnishing Association is proud to launch the Furnishing Industry Timber Due Diligence Toolkit. ‘The AFA, together with stakeholder partners and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, has developed the ‘AFA Timber Due Diligence System’ to...

Biosecurity and Illegal Logging Free Service

Did you know, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has a free service available to confidentially report information about suspected breaches of Australian biosecurity laws? Redline allows callers to report matters that may not be detected, reported or...

Do You Import Timber Products?

As of the 1st of January 2018, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources will cease the “soft start” audit period.

Importing timber, wooden articles, bamboo and related products

All imported furniture that contains timber, wooden articles, bamboo and related products (whether for commercial or personal use) must comply with the import conditions as stated on the Department of Agriculture and Water resources’ Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON).

Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012: Furniture and Furnishing Specific Tailored Due Diligence Tools for the Furniture and Furnishing Industry WHY? In recent months the AFA has held a number of meetings with the Department of Agriculture and Water...

CEO News November 2017

I am excited to lead a delegation of Industry Leaders, Designers, Educators and Buyers to Malaysia for the EFE and MIFF 2017 events. Whilst my role will be to present on the importance of complying with Australian standards, testing, certification and legislation, the...

AFA Makes Submission on behalf of Industry Members

The Australian Furniture Association (AFA) welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) on reforming Australia’s Illegal Logging regulations. The AFA supports the...

Chinese Move to Certification of Wood Products

The Chinese government is moving to sustainable forest certification of wood products, both harvested at home and imported from other countries, officials told a conference on illegal logging in Beijing recently. That includes a crackdown on countries that don’t...

World Furniture Outlook from the Australian Perspective

  The Australian Furniture Association will be exhibiting under the banner of Australian International Pavilions in Shanghai in September, showcasing a small number of Award winning Australian designs, recently announced at FURNITEX & design 2016. As a result...