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March 16, 2018

Last month we provided some tips to help our clients tidy up loose ends before the end of the soft start compliance period. Here are a few more tips to guide your compliance.

  • Again, we need to emphasise that just because a supplier (or a sub-suppl...

March 16, 2018

Principal Stephen Mitchell has 12 years’ experience in assisting importers of timber, plywood, paper and wood furniture understand and minimise the risk that they are importing illegally logged wood in their products. He has developed a range of tool...

March 16, 2018

SMA has co-authored six Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for Australian timber products for WoodSolutions. These EPDs provide independently verified data on a range of environmental impacts (including the carbon footprint) of Australian soft...

March 16, 2018

The NSW EPA has opened round 3 of its $2.5M Circulate Industrial Ecology grants program. The new grants provide an opportunity for the establishment of viable industrial ecology relationships to divert valuable resources from landfill. The program su...

March 16, 2018

The UK Environment Minister has said the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) will continue after the UK exits the European Union. The EUTR prohibits the selling of illegally logged timber in the EU, including within the UK, and requires importers into the EU...

March 16, 2018

The US Government has stopped shipments of timber into the USA from the Peruvian company Inversiones Oroza (Oroza) for a period of three years or until it is determined they have complied with relevant laws. The action is based on illegally harvested...

March 16, 2018

Transparency International has released the results of their 2017 rating of perceived corruption of countries around the world – the Corruption Perception Index (CPI). CPI’s values are provided between 0 and 100 with a higher score indicating a lower...

March 16, 2018

I conducted Illegal Logging Due Diligence training seminars in 2016 and am thinking of running more this year. If you are interested, please email me. Include which city, how many from your company would be interested and what aspect of the illegal l...

March 16, 2018

An update of the Country Specific Guideline (CSG) for Malaysia Sarawak is on its way after we worked with a client and the Department on clarifying whether or not a Forestry Officials signature needed to be on a permit cited in the CSG. Turns out the...

March 16, 2018

While the “deemed to satisfy” amendments to the Regulation were rejected the addition of a requirement that any conclusion of low risk must be “reasonable” was not rejected.

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