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January 18, 2018

A series of Timber Risk Assessments for many countries have been released by NEPCon - an international non-profit organisation fostering and certifying responsible trade in forest products. The detailed risk assessments, designed for compliance of su...

January 18, 2018

A UK timber furniture importer has been fined £5,000 plus costs for failing to exercise due diligence in compliance with the European Union's Timber Regulation before importing a timber sideboard from India. The importer has previously been served a...

January 18, 2018

We’ve been helping clients tidy up loose ends before the end of the soft start compliance period. Here are a few tips for to make life easier at the same time as helping comply with the due diligence requirements:

Approving new suppliers/vendors

Amendi...

January 18, 2018

The amendments are explicit in what you need to check if you are relying on FSC or PEFC certified product to comply with the Regulations. I.e. You must:

  1. Check that the supplier has an FSC or PEFC licence or is chain of custody (CoC) certified; the...

January 18, 2018

Some amendments to the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation are currently before the Australian Senate and can be viewed here.


Unless something dramatic happens (politically!) they will go through as they are next week and will be integrated into t...

January 18, 2018

The Australian Government has announced here the end of the "soft start" compliance period. This means that from 1st January 2018 the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has the option of fining importers that aren’t complying with the due...

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