Regulated timber products

For the purposes of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012, timber products are those derived from wood which includes solid wood, reconstituted wood, wood fibre, pulp and paper products.

Regulated timber products are listed in Schedule 1 of the Regulation and fall under tariff chapters 44, 47, 48 and 94. In this section you will find a full list of the regulated tariff codes.

Due diligence is only required for these ‘regulated timber products’.

Due diligence is not required for the packaging material used to support, protect or carry the product.

Under the legislation, the following are exempt from the due diligence requirements:

  • Products made from greater than 95% post-consumer recycled material.
  • Products partly made from greater than 95% post-consumer recycled material (with only the part of the regulated timber product that is recycled being exempt from the due diligence requirements).
  • Products imported into Australia as part of a consignment where the combined value of the ‘regulated timber products’ in the consignment does not exceed AUD$1000.

Materials such as bark, cork, osier, vegetable parchment, rice, bamboo and rattan are not considered timber and are not regulated under the illegal logging laws.

Under the legislation, timber in a regulated timber product is considered recycled material if:

  • the material has been, or has been part of, another product
  • at the time a material was removed from another product, that product was no longer used for its intended purpose and is considered to be waste; and
  • the material has been used as raw material in the regulated timber product

Material in a regulated timber product is not considered recycled material under the illegal logging legislation if the material is the by-product of a manufacturing process. For example, sawdust or off-cuts from sawn timber used to make particle board or medium density fibreboard are not considered recycled material.

Regulated tariff codes

Item

Code

Description

1

4403

Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared

2

4407

Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm

3

4408

Sheets for veneering (including those obtained by slicing laminated wood), for plywood or for similar laminated wood and other wood, sawn lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded, spliced or end-jointed, of a thickness not exceeding 6 mm

4

4409.10.00

Wood (including strips and friezes for parquet flooring, not assembled) continuously shaped (tongued, grooved, rebated, chamfered, v-jointed, beaded, moulded, rounded or the like) along any of its edges, ends or faces, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed:
-coniferous

4a

4409.22.00

Wood (including strips and friezes for parquet flooring, not assembled) continuously shaped (tongued, grooved, rebated, chamfered, v-jointed, beaded, moulded, rounded or the like) along any of its edges, ends or faces, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed:
-Of tropical wood

5

4409.29.00

Wood (including strips and friezes for parquet flooring, not assembled) continuously shaped (tongued, grooved, rebated, chamfered, v-jointed, beaded, moulded, rounded or the like) along any of its edges, ends or faces, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed:
-non-coniferous--other.

6

4410

Particle board, oriented strand board (osb) and similar board (for example, waferboard) of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not agglomerated with resins or other organic binding substances

7

4411

Fibreboard of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not bonded with resins or other organic substances

8

4412

Plywood, veneered panels and similar laminated wood

9

4413.00.00

Densified wood, in blocks, plates, strips or profile shapes

10

4414.00.00

Wooden frames for paintings, photographs, mirrors or similar objects

11

4416.00.00

Casks, barrels, vats, tubs and other coopers’ products and parts thereof, of wood, including staves

12

4418

Builders’ joinery and carpentry of wood, including cellular wood panels, assembled flooring panels, shingles and shakes

13

4701.00.00

Mechanical wood pulp

14

4702.00.00

Chemical wood pulp, dissolving grades

15

4703

Chemical wood pulp, soda or sulphate, other than dissolving grades

16

4704

Chemical wood pulp, sulphite, other than dissolving grades

17

4705.00.00

Wood pulp obtained by a combination of mechanical and chemical pulping processes

18

4801

Newsprint, in rolls or sheets

19

4802

Uncoated paper and paperboard, of a kind used for writing, printing or other graphic purposes, and non perforated punch-cards and punch tape paper, in rolls or rectangular (including square) sheets, of any size, other than paper of 4801 or 4803; hand-made paper and paperboard

20

4803

Toilet or facial tissue stock, towel or napkin stock and similar paper of a kind used for household or sanitary purposes, cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibres, whether or not creped, crinkled, embossed, perforated, surface-coloured, surface-decorated or printed, in rolls or sheets

21

4804

Uncoated kraft paper and paperboard, in rolls or sheets, other than that of 4802 or 4803

22

4805

Other uncoated paper and paperboard, in rolls or sheets, not further worked or processed than as specified in note 3 to this chapter

23

4806.20.00

Vegetable parchment, greaseproof papers, tracing papers and glassine and other glazed transparent or translucent papers, in rolls or sheets:
-greaseproof papers

24

4806.30.00

Vegetable parchment, greaseproof papers, tracing papers and glassine and other glazed transparent or translucent papers, in rolls or sheets:
-tracing papers

25

4806.40.00

Vegetable parchment, greaseproof papers, tracing papers and glassine and other glazed transparent or translucent papers, in rolls or sheets:
-glassine and other glazed transparent or translucent papers

26

4807.00.00

Composite paper and paperboard (made by sticking flat layers of paper or paperboard together with an adhesive), not surface-coated or impregnated, whether or not internally reinforced, in rolls or sheets

27

4808

Paper and paperboard, corrugated (with or without glued flat surface sheets), creped, crinkled, embossed or perforated, in rolls or sheets, other than paper of the kind described in 4803

28

4809

Carbon paper, self-copy paper and other copying or transfer papers (including coated or impregnated paper for duplicator stencils or offset plates), whether or not printed, in rolls or sheets

29

4810

Paper and paperboard, coated on one or both sides with kaolin (china clay) or other inorganic substances, with or without a binder, and with no other coating, whether or not surface-coloured, surface-decorated or printed, in rolls or rectangular (including square) sheets, of any size

30

4811

Paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibres, coated, impregnated, covered, surface-coloured, surface-decorated or printed, in rolls or rectangular (including square) sheets, of any size, other than goods of the kind described in 4803, 4809 or 4810

31

4813

Cigarette paper, whether or not cut to size or in the form of booklets or tubes

32

4816

Carbon paper, self-copy paper and other copying or transfer papers (other than those of 4809), duplicator stencils and offset plates, of paper, whether or not put up in boxes

33

4817

Envelopes, letter cards, plain postcards and correspondence cards, of paper or paperboard; boxes, pouches, wallets and writing compendiums, of paper or paperboard, containing an assortment of paper stationery

34

4818

Toilet paper and similar paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres, of a kind used for household or sanitary purposes, in rolls of a width not exceeding 36 cm, or cut to size or shape; handkerchiefs, cleansing tissues, towels, tablecloths, serviettes, bed sheets and similar household, sanitary or hospital articles, articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres

35

4819

Cartons, boxes, cases, bags and other packing containers, of paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres; box files, letter trays, and similar articles, of paper or paperboard of a kind used in offices, shops or the like

36

4820

Registers, account books, note books, order books, receipt books, letter pads, memorandum pads, diaries and similar articles, exercise books, blotting-pads, binders (loose-leaf or other), folders, file covers, manifold business forms, interleaved carbon sets and other articles of stationery, of paper or paperboard; albums for samples or for collections and book covers, of paper or paperboard

37

4821

Paper or paperboard labels of all kinds, whether or not printed

38

4823

Other paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibres, cut to size or shape; other articles of paper pulp, paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres

39

9401.61.00

Seats (other than those of 9402), whether or not convertible into beds, and parts thereof:
-other seats, with wooden frames-upholstered

40

9401.69.00

Seats (other than those of 9402), whether or not convertible into beds, and parts thereof:
-other seats with wooden frames-other

41

9403.30.00

Other furniture and parts thereof:
-wooden furniture of a kind used in offices

42

9403.40.00

Other furniture and parts thereof:
-wooden furniture of a kind used in the kitchen

43

9403.50.00

Other furniture and parts thereof:
-wooden furniture of a kind used in the bedroom

44

9403.60.00

Other furniture and parts thereof:
-other wooden furniture

45

9403.90.00

Other furniture and parts thereof:
-parts

46

9406.10.00

Prefabricated buildings:
-Of wood

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