The AFA is currently working closely with the Department and various stakeholder groups to finalise the Australasian Furnishing Due Diligence Toolkit to assist businesses with this complex matter.
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 Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation commences on 30th November 2014 so here is some important information for Importers.
The Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture has issued a Notice to Industry regarding new illegal logging laws.
The Department of Agriculture has translated relevant fact-sheets and guidance documents on the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation.