The department has developed a position paper
PDF [189 KB]
Word [1.8 MB] outlining how it will work with and support industry with the illegal logging laws and new due diligence requirements.
These factsheets and guidance materials are to help Australian businesses and other stakeholders to understand the illegal logging laws. These include:
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.
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.
We are continuing 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 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.
We are continuing to work with the state governments to develop additional State Specific Guidelines.
The Timber Development Association, with funding from the Australian Government and supported by the Australian timber products industry, has developed a range of tools and guidance that provide one way of satisfying the new due
The Australian Timber Importers Federation Inc (ATIF) and Timber Development Association have also prepared a
Legality Compliance Toolkit
PDF [9 MB] and
Legality Compliance Toolkit addendum PDF [656 KB] 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.
In September 2015, the Forestry branch presented an Illegal Logging Laws session PDF [1 MB] Word [17 KB] as part of the annual Department of Agriculture Biosecurity Sessions. The session 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, focussing on common areas of non-compliance and potential solutions.
In the lead up to the new 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.
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:
Available in the following languages: