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A guidance manual for businesses who import
timber products to comply with the Illegal Logging Prohibition
Act 2012 and the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012

This Manual can be used by any business importing, supplying and
distributing regulated timber products.

This guidance document has been prepared to assist importers and processors of timber based products and the broader industry understand, implement and comply with the requirements of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012 and the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012. It does not constitute legal advice. Timber product importers may elect to seek their own legal advice in relation to the legislation and related matters.

We would like to acknowledge previous contributions to timber industry guidance documents that have been relied on in part to create this document. Special thanks go to contributions by AFA, FWPA, TDA, ATIF, Responsible Wood, the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia Inc. and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

Whilst all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, Tech Partners Australia, AFA and all persons associated with them as well as any other contributors, including the Commonwealth of Australia, make no representations or give any warranty regarding the use, suitability, validity, accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of the information, including any opinion or advice, contained in this publication. To the maximum extent permitted by law, AFA and the Commonwealth disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to any warranty that the information is up-to-date, complete, true, legally compliant, accurate, non-misleading or suitable.

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