NEWS Reforming Australia's illegal logging regulations - have your say

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is looking into options to reform the 'due diligence' requirements of Australia's illegal logging laws.

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is looking into options to reform the 'due diligence' requirements of Australia's illegal logging laws. It has published Reforming Australia's illegal logging regulations, a consultation paper which outlines six potential options for amending the laws.

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is seeking submissions in response to the paper, with ideas about reducing the regulatory burden and risk of illegally logged timber entering the Australian market.

This affects importers and customs service providers who assist importers of wood, pulp and paper based products regulated under Australia's illegal logging legislation, and domestic processors of Australian grown raw logs.

You can read the consultation paper by visiting the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website, www.agriculture.gov.au/illegal-logging-reform

Make a submission

By email: illegallogging@agriculture.gov.au

By post:
Illegal Logging Reform
Forestry Branch
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601

Submissions close at 12.30pm AEDT on Friday 23 December 2016.

For further information please contact DAWR illegallogging@agriculture.gov.au or call the Illegal Logging Hotline on 1800 657 313.

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