Throughout September 2015, officers from the Department of Agriculture’s Targeting and Enforcement and Forestry branches will be visiting key capital cities to hold free information sessions on Australia’s illegal logging laws. Source: Timberbiz
The illegal logging sessions will be valuable to customs brokers and any businesses that import wood, paper or pulp products into Australia.
The sessions will provide an overview of the first year of operation of the illegal logging due diligence requirements, with a focus on key developments, emerging issues and future approaches.
They will also provide a review of the first six months of compliance assessments, including common areas of non-compliance and potential solutions.
For more information about all of the sessions being held visit www.agriculture.gov.au
Although these sessions are focussed on customs brokers and importers, the department will work with Australian timber processors to provide information specific for the industry and welcomes feedback on any opportunities.