An addendum to the Australian Timber Importers Federation's (ATIF) Legality Toolkit has been finalised. The addendum clarifies some compliance matters and related due diligence requirements of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Amendment Regulation 2012. Some changes are a result of feedback from users and ATIF’s work with importers on undertaking due diligence – particularly information gathering and risk assessment. Other changes have been flagged by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - mainly to do with the use of FSC or PEFC certification as a risk assessment tool. The kit and addendum are available in pdf format from the Department illegal logging website here.
Note that free industry timber due diligence templates and tools are still available for download from www.illegallogging.com.au