Guidance material and resources

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Illegal logging factsheets

These factsheets and guidance materials are to help Australian businesses and other stakeholders to understand the illegal logging laws. These include:

General factsheets

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers PDF PDF Icon2260 KBApril 2016
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers DOC Word Icon2113 KBApril 2016
Illegal logging factsheet 1.2 – Information for processors PDF PDF Icon2500 KBApril 2015
Illegal logging factsheet 1.2 – Information for processors DOC Word Icon2114 KBApril 2015
Illegal logging factsheet 1.3 – Information for customs brokers PDF PDF Icon2276 KBAugust 2015
Illegal logging factsheet 1.3 – Information for customs brokers DOC Word Icon2114 KBAugust 2015
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia PDF PDF Icon2273 KBApril 2016
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia DOCX Word Icon22.6 MBApril 2016

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Guidance for importers

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
Illegal logging guidance – Due diligence – Answering the illegal logging community protection question PDF PDF Icon2412 KBNovember 2014
Illegal logging guidance – Due diligence – Answering the illegal logging community protection question DOC Word Icon21.7 MBNovember 2014

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Refer to Guidance for importers for departmental advice and guidance on the due diligence process and requirements.

Guidance for processors

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
Illegal logging guidance – Due diligence - Who is considered a processor? PDF PDF Icon2264 KBFebruary 2015
Illegal logging guidance – Due diligence - Who is considered a processor? DOC Word Icon22.0 MBFebruary 2015

Refer to Guidance for importers for departmental advice and guidance on the due diligence process and requirements.

Glossary of terms and abbreviations

This glossary provides a list of terms and abbreviations commonly used in relation to the topic of illegal logging laws.

Glossary

Consignment value threshold

The exemption provided to importers by section 6(1)(c) of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012 when the value of the regulated timber products in an imported consignment is worth less than A$1 000.

Chain of Custody

The chronological documentation or paper trail (custody, control, transfer or analysis of harvested timber) used to ensure the traceability of wood material from a certified forest to any point along the supply chain.

Country Specific Guideline (CSG)

A document negotiated with key trading partners that assists importers to better understand the legal frameworks in that country and how they can minimise the risk of importing illegal timber products from that country.

In the context of Australia’s illegal logging laws, the process of assessing and managing the risk that a timber product includes illegally logged timber.

Illegal logging

Defined in the Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012 as timber that has been ‘harvested in contravention of laws in force in the place (whether or not in Australia) where the timber was harvested’.

Importer

A business or individual who imports regulated timber products into Australia.

Integrated Cargo System (ICS)

A system used by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. It allows for the electronic lodging of formal import declarations by brokers or importers for all goods imported into Australia.

Reasonably Practicable

The term ‘reasonably practicable’ means what a reasonable person would have done in the particular circumstances.

For businesses or entities importing timber goods into Australia, what is ‘reasonably practicable’ will depend on the individual circumstances of the importer.

There are a number of factors that should be considered when gathering information, such as:

  • the availability of the prescribed information
  • the time, expense and difficulty involved in obtaining information
  • the steps required to gather the necessary information.

Importers must be able to demonstrate they have made reasonable efforts in seeking to obtain the information.

Recycled material

Under the legislation, timber in a regulated timber product is considered recycled material if:

  • the material has been, or has been part of, another product
  • at the time a material was removed from another product, that product was no longer used for its intended purpose and is considered to be waste; and
  • the material has been used as raw material in the regulated timber product

Regulated timber product

A timber product that is regulated under Australia’s illegal logging laws. For imports, this is defined by their customs tariff code (see Regulated timber products). This includes most timber and wood-based products, such as sawn timber, pulp, paper, veneer, mouldings, wood panels, flooring, medium-density fibreboard, particle board, plywood and furniture.

State Specific Guideline

A document negotiated with Australian state governments that assists domestic processors to better understand the legal frameworks in that jurisdiction and how they can minimise the risk of dealing with illegal timber products from that state.

Timber legality framework

An independent third-party certification scheme, or licence, that is listed in Schedule 2 of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012.

Wood, pulp and paper

Used to describe regulated timber products (as defined in the Regulation)

Abbreviations

ABARES 

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
ABNAustralian Business Number
AFSAustralian Forestry Standard
ACN Australian Company Number
the Act Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012
CPICorruption Perception Index
CPQ Community Protection Question
CSG Country Specific Guideline
EUEuropean Union
EUTREuropean Union Timber Regulation
FLEGT Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade
FSC Forest Stewardship Council
ICSIntegrated Cargo System
PEFC Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
the RegulationIllegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012
SSG State Specific Guideline

Translated fact sheets

Chinese / 中文

General factsheets:

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
打击非法采伐的相关法律 - 进口商须知
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers PDF PDF Icon
2297 KBJuly 2014July 2016
打击非法采伐的相关法律 - 进口商须知
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers DOCX Word Icon
2118 KBJuly 2014July 2016
澳大利亚打击非法采伐的相关法律– 面向澳大利亚的出口商须知
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia PDF PDF Icon
2443 KBJuly 2014July 2016
澳大利亚打击非法采伐的相关法律– 面向澳大利亚的出口商须知
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia DOCX Word Icon
2117 KBJuly 2014July 2016

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Guidance for importers:

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
尽职调查 — 进口商指南
Illegal logging guidance 2.1 – Due diligence – Guidance for importers PDF PDF Icon
2862 KBJuly 2014
尽职调查 — 进口商指南
Illegal logging guidance 2.1 – Due diligence – Guidance for importers DOC Word Icon
22.0 MBJuly 2014
尽职调查 – 采用具体国别规范(供进口商参阅)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers) PDF PDF Icon
2689 KBJuly 2014
尽职调查 – 采用具体国别规范(供进口商参阅)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers) DOC Word Icon
21.9 MBJuly 2014
尽职调查 – 采用木材监管制度(供进口商参阅)
Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers) PDF PDF Icon
3777 KBJuly 2014
尽职调查 – 采用木材监管制度(供进口商参阅)
Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers) DOC Word Icon
32.2 MBJuly 2014
尽职调查 - 哪些木制品受到监管?
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated? PDF PDF Icon
2404 KBJuly 2014
尽职调查 - 哪些木制品受到监管?
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated? DOC Word Icon
21.7 MBJuly 2014

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Indonesian / Indonesia

General factsheets:

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
Undang-Undang untuk memerangi penebangan liar - Informasi untuk importir
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers PDF PDF Icon
2275 KBJuly 2014July 2016
Undang-Undang untuk memerangi penebangan liar - Informasi untuk importir
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers DOCX Word Icon
2117 KBJuly 2014July 2016
Undang-Undang penebangan liar Australia - Informasi untuk perusahaan yang mengekspor ke Australia
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia PDF PDF Icon
2447 KBJuly 2014July 2016
Undang-Undang penebangan liar Australia - Informasi untuk perusahaan yang mengekspor ke Australia
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia DOCX Word Icon
2117 KBJuly 2014July 2016

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Guidance for importers:

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
Pemeriksaan uji tuntas - Pedoman untuk importir
Illegal logging guidance 2.1 – Due diligence – Guidance for importers PDF PDF Icon
4813 KBJuly 2014
Pemeriksaan uji tuntas - Pedoman untuk importir
Illegal logging guidance 2.1 – Due diligence – Guidance for importers DOC Word Icon
42.0 MBJuly 2014
Pemeriksaan uji tuntas - Penggunaan pedoman berdasarkan negara (bagi importir)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers) PDF PDF Icon
2690 KBJuly 2014
Pemeriksaan uji tuntas - Penggunaan pedoman berdasarkan negara (bagi importir)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers) DOC Word Icon
21.9 MBJuly 2014
Pemeriksaan uji tuntas – Penggunaan Kerangka Kerja Legalitas Kayu (bagi importir)
Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers) PDF PDF Icon
3764 KBJuly 2014
Pemeriksaan uji tuntas – Penggunaan Kerangka Kerja Legalitas Kayu (bagi importir)
Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers) DOC Word Icon
32.2 MBJuly 2014
Pemeriksaan uji tuntas - Produk kayu apa saja yang terkena peraturan?
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated? PDF PDF Icon
2424 KBJuly 2014
Pemeriksaan uji tuntas - Produk kayu apa saja yang terkena peraturan?
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated? DOC Word Icon
21.7 MBJuly 2014

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Japanese / 日本語

General factsheets:

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
違法伐採に対する法律 – 輸入業者向けの情報 -

Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers PDF PDF Icon
2418 KBJuly 2014July 2016
違法伐採に対する法律 – 輸入業者向けの情報 -

Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers DOCX Word Icon
2117 KBJuly 2014July 2016
オーストラリアの違法伐採禁止法 – オーストラリアへ輸出する企業のための情報
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia PDF PDF Icon
2418 KBJuly 2014July 2016
オーストラリアの違法伐採禁止法 – オーストラリアへ輸出する企業のための情報
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia DOCX Word Icon
2117 KBJuly 2014July 2016

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Guidance for importers:

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
デューディリジェンス-輸入業者のためのガイダンス
Illegal logging guidance 2.1 – Due diligence – Guidance for importers PDF PDF Icon
4842 KBJuly 2014
デューディリジェンス-輸入業者のためのガイダンス
Illegal logging guidance 2.1 – Due diligence – Guidance for importers DOC Word Icon
42.0 MBJuly 2014
デューディリジェンス – 国別ガイドラインの使用(輸入業者)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers) PDF PDF Icon
2682 KBJuly 2014
デューディリジェンス – 国別ガイドラインの使用(輸入業者)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers) DOC
21.9 MBJuly 2014
デューディリジェンス – 木材合法性フレームワークの使用(輸入業者) - Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers) PDF PDF Icon3907 KBJuly 2014
デューディリジェンス – 木材合法性フレームワークの使用(輸入業者) - Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers) DOC Word Icon32.2 MBJuly 2014
デューディリジェンス – どの木材製品が規制対象ですか?
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated? PDF PDF Icon
2443 KBJuly 2014
デューディリジェンス – どの木材製品が規制対象ですか?
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated? DOC Word Icon
21.7 MBJuly 2014

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Korean / 한국어

General factsheets:

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
불법 벌목 금지법 – 수입업체 안내 정보
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1– Information for importers PDF PDF Icon
2282 KBJuly 2014July 2016
불법 벌목 금지법 – 수입업체 안내 정보
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1– Information for importers DOCX Word Icon
2118 KBJuly 2014July 2016
호주 불법 벌목법 – 호주 수출업체를 위한 정보 안내
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia PDF PDF Icon
2442 KBJuly 2014July 2016
호주 불법 벌목법 – 호주 수출업체를 위한 정보 안내
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia DOCX Word Icon
2118 KBJuly 2014July 2016

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Guidance for importers:

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실사 – 수입업체를 위한 안내
Illegal logging guidance 2.1 – Due diligence – Guidance for importers PDF PDF Icon
4818 KBJuly 2014
실사 – 수입업체를 위한 안내
Illegal logging guidance 2.1 – Due diligence – Guidance for importers DOC Word Icon
42.0 MBJuly 2014
실사 – 국가별 안내 지침서 사용(수입업체)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers) PDF PDF Icon
2690 KBJuly 2014
실사 – 국가별 안내 지침서 사용(수입업체)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers) DOC Word Icon
21.9 MBJuly 2014
실사 – 목재 합법성 체계(수입업체)

Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers) PDF PDF Icon
3805 KBJuly 2014
실사 – 목재 합법성 체계(수입업체)

Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers) DOC Word Icon
32.2 MBJuly 2014
실사 – 규제 대상 목재 제품
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated? PDF PDF Icon
2446 KBJuly 2014
실사 – 규제 대상 목재 제품
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated? DOC Word Icon
21.7 MBJuly 2014

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Malaysian / Malaysia

General factsheets:

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
Undang-undang terhadap pembalakan haram - Maklumat untuk pengimport
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers PDF PDF Icon
2218 KBJuly 2016
Undang-undang terhadap pembalakan haram - Maklumat untuk pengimport
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers DOCX Word Icon
2118 KBJuly 2016
Undang-undang Australia untuk memerangi pembalakan haram - Maklumat untuk perniagaan mengeksport ke Australia
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia PDF PDF Icon
2404 KBJuly 2016
Undang-undang Australia untuk memerangi pembalakan haram - Maklumat untuk perniagaan mengeksport ke Australia
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia DOCX Word Icon
2117 KBJuly 2016

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Spanish / Español

General factsheets:

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
Leyes para combatir la tala ilegal – Información para importadores
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers PDF PDF Icon
2245 KBJuly 2014July 2016
Leyes para combatir la tala ilegal – Información para importadores
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers DOCX Word Icon
2118 KBJuly 2014July 2016
Leyes de Australia para combatir la tala ilegal – Información para empresas que exportan a Australia
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia PDF PDF Icon
2428 KBJuly 2014July 2016
Leyes de Australia para combatir la tala ilegal – Información para empresas que exportan a Australia
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia DOCX Word Icon
2118 KBJuly 2014July 2016

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Guidance for importers:

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
Diligencia Debida – Guía para importadores - Illegal logging guidance 2.1
Due diligence – Guidance for importers PDF
PDF Icon
4831 KBJuly 2014
Diligencia Debida – Guía para importadores - Illegal logging guidance 2.1
Due diligence – Guidance for importers DOC
Word Icon
42.0 MBJuly 2014
Diligencia debida – Uso de pautas específicas para cada país (importadores) - Illegal logging guidance 2.2
Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers) PDF
PDF Icon
2716 KBJuly 2014
Diligencia debida – Uso de pautas específicas para cada país (importadores) - Illegal logging guidance 2.2
Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers) DOC
Word Icon
21.9 MBJuly 2014
Diligencia debida – Uso de marcos jurídicos de la tala (importadores) - Illegal logging guidance 2.3
Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers) PDF
PDF Icon
3788 KBJuly 2014
Diligencia debida – Uso de marcos jurídicos de la tala (importadores) - Illegal logging guidance 2.3
Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers) DOC
Word Icon
32.2 MBJuly 2014
Diligencia debida – ¿Qué productos fabricados con madera son productos regulados? - Illegal logging guidance 2.4
Due diligence – What timber products are regulated? PDF
PDF Icon
2389 KBJuly 2014
Diligencia debida – ¿Qué productos fabricados con madera son productos regulados? - Illegal logging guidance 2.4
Due diligence – What timber products are regulated? DOC
Word Icon
21.7 MBJuly 2014

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Thai / ไทย

General factsheets:

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
กฎหมายต่อต้านการตัดไม้ที่ ผิดกฎหมาย – ข้อมูลส��ำหรับผู้น��ำเข้า
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers PDF PDF Icon
2222 KBJuly 2014July 2016
กฎหมายต่อต้านการตัดไม้ที่ ผิดกฎหมาย – ข้อมูลส��ำหรับผู้น��ำเข้า
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers DOCX Word Icon
2118 KBJuly 2014July 2016
กฎหมายการตัดไม้ที่ผิดกฎหมาย ของออสเตรเลีย – ข้อมูลส��ำหรับ ธุรกิจที่ส่งออกไม้มายังออสเตรเลีย
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia PDF PDF Icon
2418 KBJuly 2014July 2016
กฎหมายการตัดไม้ที่ผิดกฎหมาย ของออสเตรเลีย – ข้อมูลส��ำหรับ ธุรกิจที่ส่งออกไม้มายังออสเตรเลีย
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia DOCX Word Icon
2118 KBJuly 2014July 2016

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Guidance for importers:

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
การสอบทานธุรกิจอย่างละเอียด – แนวปฏิบตั ิสำ�� หรับผ้นู ��ำเข้า - Illegal logging guidance 2.1
Due diligence – Guidance for importers PDF
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4770 KBJuly 2014
การสอบทานธุรกิจอย่างละเอียด – แนวปฏิบตั ิสำ�� หรับผ้นู ��ำเข้า - Illegal logging guidance 2.1
Due diligence – Guidance for importers DOC
Word Icon
42.0 MBJuly 2014
การสอบทานธุรกิจอย่างละเอียด – การใช้แนวปฏิบตั เิ ฉพาะประเทศ (ผ้นู ��ำเข้า)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers) PDF PDF Icon
3686 KBJuly 2014
การสอบทานธุรกิจอย่างละเอียด – การใช้แนวปฏิบตั เิ ฉพาะประเทศ (ผ้นู ��ำเข้า)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers) DOC Word Icon
31.9 MBJuly 2014
การสอบทานธุรกิจอย่างละเอียด – การใช้กรอบกฎหมายเกี่ยวกบั ไม้ (ผ้นู ��ำเข้า) - Illegal logging guidance 2.3
Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers) PDF
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2743 KBJuly 2014
การสอบทานธุรกิจอย่างละเอียด – การใช้กรอบกฎหมายเกี่ยวกบั ไม้ (ผ้นู ��ำเข้า) - Illegal logging guidance 2.3
Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers) DOC
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22.2 MBJuly 2014
การสอบทานธุรกิจอย่างละเอียด – ผลิตภัณฑ์ไม้ชนิดใดบ้างที่ถูก ควบคุม?
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated? PDF PDF Icon
2423 KBJuly 2014
การสอบทานธุรกิจอย่างละเอียด – ผลิตภัณฑ์ไม้ชนิดใดบ้างที่ถูก ควบคุม?
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated? DOC Word Icon
21.7 MBJuly 2014

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Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt

General factsheets:

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
Các luật lệ bài trừ nạn khai thác gỗ bất hợp pháp – Thông tin dành cho nhà nhập khẩu
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers PDF PDF Icon
2316 KBJuly 2014July 2016
Các luật lệ bài trừ nạn khai thác gỗ bất hợp pháp – Thông tin dành cho nhà nhập khẩu
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers DOCX Word Icon
2117 KBJuly 2014July 2016
Luật lệ về khai thác gỗ bất hợp pháp của Úc – Thông tin dành cho doanh nghiệp xuất khẩu sang Úc
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia PDF PDF Icon
2421 KBJuly 2014July 2016
Luật lệ về khai thác gỗ bất hợp pháp của Úc – Thông tin dành cho doanh nghiệp xuất khẩu sang Úc
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia DOCX Word Icon
2119 KBJuly 2014July 2016

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Guidance for importers:

DocumentPagesFile sizeReleasedRevised
Khảo sát tính hợp pháp – Hướng dẫn dành cho nhà nhập khẩu - Illegal logging guidance 2.1
Due diligence – Guidance for importers PDF
PDF Icon
41.0 MBJuly 2014
Khảo sát tính hợp pháp – Hướng dẫn dành cho nhà nhập khẩu - Illegal logging guidance 2.1
Due diligence – Guidance for importers DOC
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42.0 MBJuly 2014
Khảo sát tính hợp pháp – Sử dụng những Country Specific Guideline (nhà nhập khẩu)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers) PDF PDF Icon
3693 KBJuly 2014
Khảo sát tính hợp pháp – Sử dụng những Country Specific Guideline (nhà nhập khẩu)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers) DOC Word Icon
31.9 MBJuly 2014
Khảo sát tính hợp pháp – Sử dụng Timber Legality Framework (nhà nhập khẩu)
Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers) PDF PDF Icon
2769 KBJuly 2014
Khảo sát tính hợp pháp – Sử dụng Timber Legality Framework (nhà nhập khẩu)
Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers) DOC Word Icon
22.2 MBJuly 2014
Khảo sát tính hợp pháp – Những sản phẩm gỗ nào là sản phẩm pháp định?
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated? PDF PDF Icon
2445 KBJuly 2014
Khảo sát tính hợp pháp – Những sản phẩm gỗ nào là sản phẩm pháp định?
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated? DOC Word Icon
21.7 MBJuly 2014

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Country specific guidelines

We continue to work with our trading partners to develop additional Country Specific Guidelines. These will be made available here when ready.

These documents have been prepared to help importers better understand the legal frameworks used in other countries to regulate the harvesting of timber. This information can assist you in carrying out your due diligence requirements.
Canada Country Specific Guideline

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Canada Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF PDF Icon2647 KBSeptember 2014
Canada Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOC Word Icon299 KBSeptember 2014
Canada Country Specific Guideline PDF PDF Icon21.1 MBSeptember 2014
Canada Country Specific Guideline DOC Word Icon21.5 MBSeptember 2014

Finland Country Specific Guideline

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Finland Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF PDF Icon2726 KBSeptember 2014
Finland Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOC Word Icon2380 KBSeptember 2014
Finland Country Specific Guideline PDF PDF Icon111.0 MBSeptember 2014
Finland Country Specific Guideline DOC Word Icon11467 KBSeptember 2014

Indonesia Country Specific Guideline

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Indonesia Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF PDF Icon2696 KBOctober 2014
Indonesia Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOC Word Icon23.1 MBOctober 2014
Indonesia Country Specific Guideline PDF PDF Icon261.5 MBOctober 2014
Indonesia Country Specific Guideline DOC Word Icon263.3 MBOctober 2014

Italy Country Specific Guideline

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Italy Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF PDF Icon2658 KBOctober 2014
Italy Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOC Word Icon2218 KBOctober 2014
Italy Country Specific Guideline PDF PDF Icon15947 KBOctober 2014
Italy Country Specific Guideline DOC Word Icon15345 KBOctober 2014

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Malaysia

Malaysia’s forestry and timber industry operates in three defined regions; Peninsular, Sabah and Sarawak. To assist importers, a Country Specific Guideline is available for each region. The Quick Reference Guide covers all three regions.

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Malaysia Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF PDF Icon2863 KBFebruary 2015March 2017
Malaysia Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOCX Word Icon2560 KBFebruary 2015March 2017
Malaysia Country Specific Guideline – Peninsula PDF PDF Icon311.8 MBFebruary 2015March 2017
Malaysia Country Specific Guideline – Peninsula DOCX Word Icon313.4 MBFebruary 2015March 2017
Country Specific Guideline – Sabah PDF PDF Icon413.9 MBFebruary 2015March 2017
Country Specific Guideline – Sabah DOCX Word Icon4110.1 MBFebruary 2015March 2017
Country Specific Guideline – Sarawak PDF PDF Icon372.9 MBFebruary 2015March 2017
Country Specific Guideline – Sarawak DOC Word Icon375.2 MBFebruary 2015March 2017

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New Zealand Country Specific Guideline

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New Zealand Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF PDF Icon2574 KBOctober 2014
New Zealand Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOC Word Icon2317 KBOctober 2014
New Zealand Country Specific Guideline PDF PDF Icon131.1 MBOctober 2014
New Zealand Country Specific Guideline DOC Word Icon13472 KBOctober 2014

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Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF PDF Icon2231 KBMarch 2016
Papua New Guinea Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOC Word Icon27.7 MBMarch 2016
Papua New Guinea Country Specific Guideline PDF PDF Icon282.0 MBMarch 2016
Papua New Guinea Country Specific Guideline DOC Word Icon287.0 MBMarch 2016

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Solomon Islands Country Specific Guideline

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Solomon Islands Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF PDF Icon2710 KBMay 2014
Solomon Islands Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOC Word Icon2781 KBMay 2014
Solomon Islands Country Specific Guideline PDF PDF Icon281.1 MBMay 2014
Solomon Islands Country Specific Guideline DOC Word Icon281.0 MBMay 2014

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We are continuing to work with our trading partners to develop additional Country Specific Guidelines. These will be made available here when ready.

State specific guidelines

These documents have been prepared to help processors better understand the legal frameworks used in each Australian state to regulate the harvesting of timber. This information can assist you in carrying out your due diligence requirements.

New South Wales State Specific Guideline

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New South Wales State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF PDF Icon2293 KBOctober 2014
New South Wales State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOCX Word Icon2106 KBOctober 2014
New South Wales State Specific Guideline PDF PDF Icon12710 KBOctober 2014
New South Wales State Specific Guideline DOC Word Icon12803 KBOctober 2014

Queensland State Specific Guideline

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Queensland State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF PDF Icon2293 KBJune 2016
Queensland State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOCX Word Icon2106 KBJune 2016
Queensland Specific Guideline (released June 2016) PDF PDF Icon171.0 MBJune 2016
Queensland Specific Guideline (released June 2016) DOCX Word Icon172.0 MBJune 2016

South Australia State Specific Guideline

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South Australia State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF PDF Icon2524 KBOctober 2014
South Australia State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOC Word Icon2241 KBOctober 2014
South Australia State Specific Guideline PDF PDF Icon171.5 MBOctober 2014
South Australia State Specific Guideline DOC Word Icon171.8 MBOctober 2014

Tasmania State Specific Guideline

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Tasmania State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF PDF Icon1111 KBMay 2014
Tasmania State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOC Word Icon1118 KBMay 2014
Tasmania State Specific Guideline PDF PDF Icon13582 KBMay 2014
Tasmania State Specific Guideline DOC Word Icon13875 KBMay 2014

Victoria State Specific Guideline

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Victoria State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF PDF Icon2425 KBOctober 2014
Victoria State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOC Word Icon2129 KBOctober 2014
Victoria State Specific Guideline PDF PDF Icon13582 KBOctober 2014
Victoria State Specific Guideline DOC Word Icon131.4 MBOctober 2014

Western Australia State Specific Guideline

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Western Australia State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF PDF Icon2647 KBOctober 2014
Western Australia State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOC Word Icon2188 KBOctober 2014
Western Australia State Specific Guideline PDF PDF Icon323.1 MBOctober 2014
Western Australia State Specific Guideline DOC Word Icon323.8 MBOctober 2014

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We are continuing to work with the state governments to develop additional State Specific Guidelines.

Industry generated guidance materials

The Department partnered with The Australian Timber Importers Federation (ATIF) and Timber Development Association in 2014 to prepare a Legality Compliance Toolkit​ to assist timber product importers understand, implement and comply with the requirements of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012 and the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012.

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Legality Compliance Toolkit PDF PDF Icon489.0 MB
Legality Compliance Toolkit Addendum PDF PDF Icon16656 KB

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We continue to examine and develop new and improved guidance materials on the illegal laws. These will be made available here when ready.

Information events

Upcoming events

  • No current events scheduled.

Previous events

Biosecurity roadshow - September 2015

Implementation of the Australian Government’s illegal logging laws -  as part of the annual Department of Agriculture Biosecurity Sessions, this presentation provided an overview of the first year of operation of the due diligence requirements and provided a review of the first six months of compliance assessments, focusing on common areas of non-compliance and potential solutions.

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Implementation of the Australian Government's illegal logging laws PDF PDF Icon209.0 MB
Implementation of the Australian Government's illegal logging laws DOCX Word Icon16656 KB

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Webinar – October and November 2014

In the lead up to the illegal logging due diligence requirements coming into effect, the department and Forest and Wood Products Australia held a series of webinars through October and November 2014.

You can view the webinar and access the presentation from the Forest and Wood Products Australia website.

Media releases

Reports supporting the illegal logging laws

A number of reports were commissioned by the government to underpin the development of the illegal logging laws. Some of the key reports are included below:

Document

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Released

The Environmental Crime Crisis – Threats to Sustainable Development from Illegal Exploitation and Trade in Wildlife and Forest Resources. PDF Icon

United Nations Environmental Programme and INTERPOL – A UNEP Rapid Response Assessment to provide data, analysis, and broadest insights into the illegal trade in wildlife and forest resources.

2014

Legal Forest Products Assurance: Supplementary report on selected timber legality assurance frameworks, URS PDF PDF Icon

This report provides an assessment of the three largest timber legality frameworks operating internationally to assist the Department of Agriculture in the application of the regulations under the Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012.

44370 KB

2013

Legal Forest Products Assurance: Supplementary report on selected timber legality assurance frameworks, URS DOC Word Icon444.0 MB

Supplementary Report on Chain-of-Custody Schemes, URS PDF PDF Icon

This supplementary report provides an assessment of the leading chain-of-custody (COC) certification schemes operating globally to inform and provide further support to the Department of Agriculture in the application of the regulations under the Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012.

44525 KB

2014

Supplementary Report on Chain-of-Custody Schemes, URS DOC Word Icon441.1 MB

Regulation Impact Statement: Australian Government policy on illegally logged timber, Department of Agriculture PDF PDF Icon

This assesses the potential costs and benefits for domestic business, individuals and the Australian economy of regulatory options designed to restrict the importation of illegally logged timber into Australia.

42598 KB

2010

Regulation Impact Statement: Australian Government policy on illegally logged timber, Department of Agriculture DOC Word Icon42803 KB

Small Business Impact Statement, Cailum Pty Ltd PDF PDF Icon

This statement categorises the structure and nature of small businesses operating within the Australian forest products industry and assesses how the illegal logging policy will affect those businesses.

28471 KB

2010

Small Business Impact Statement, Cailum Pty Ltd DOC Word Icon28617 KB

Overview of Illegal Logging, Jaako Poyry Consulting PDF PDF Icon

This report assessed the impact of the trade in illegally logged timber on Australian forest product imports.

831.1 MB

2005

A risk assessment framework for assessing the legality of timber and wood products imported into Australia, Jaako Pyry Consulting, 2010 PDF PDF Icon

This report examined potential methods to estimate the value of illegally harvested timber being imported into Australia.

834.4 MB

2010

A risk assessment framework for assessing the legality of timber and wood products imported into Australia, Jaako Pyry Consulting, 2010 DOC Word Icon831.6 MB

Illegal Logging Regulation: the affected community, ABARES, 2013 PDF Icon

This report analysed imports of timber products into Australia in 2011 and 2012 to inform the government’s due diligence compliance framework.

63

2013

A framework for differentiating legality verification and chain of custody schemes, URS DOC Word Icon

This report provides guidance to industry on how they can differentiate between the available systems of timber legality verification.

851.4 MB

2010

A review of the regulatory frameworks and documentation relating to legality of timber production in Australia, URS, 2009 PDF PDF Icon

This report conducts a review of the legal frameworks and associated documentation for timber production in Australia.

16198 KB

2009

A review of the social costs of illegal logging, Coakes Consulting, 2010 PDF PDF Icon

This report focuses on the social impacts that illegal logging has on forest dependent communities in producer countries.

52804 KB

A review of the social costs of illegal logging, Coakes Consulting, 2010 DOC Word Icon

521.4 MB

2010

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Departmental policy statement

The department developed an initial position paper outlining how we work with, and support industry with the illegal logging laws and due diligence requirements.

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Department of Agriculture illegal logging position paper at June 2014 PDF PDF Icon2189 KB
Department of Agriculture illegal logging position paper at June 2014 DOC Word Icon21.8 MB

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Disclaimer:

Some publications were not prepared by the department and may not meet Australian Government accessibility guidelines. If you require an accessible version of the publication, please contact its author.

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