Illegal logging guidance material and resources

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Illegal logging factsheets

These factsheets and guidance materials are to help Australian businesses and other stakeholders to understand the illegal logging laws. These include:

General factsheets

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Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers April 2016  PDF [260 KB] Word [113 KB]
Illegal logging factsheet 1.2 – Information for processors April 2015  PDF [500 KB] Word 114 KB]
Illegal logging factsheet 1.3 – Information for customs brokersAugust 2015  PDF [276 KB] Word [114 KB]
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to AustraliaApril 2016  PDF [273 KB] Word [2.6 MB]

Guidance for importers

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Illegal logging guidance 2.1 – Due diligence – Guidance for importers June 2014  PDF [765 KB] Word [2.6 MB]
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers) June 2014  PDF [669 KB] Word [2.4 MB]
Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers)June 2014  PDF [721 KB]   Word [2.7 MB]
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated?June 2014  PDF [644 KB] Word [1.35 MB]
Illegal logging guidance 2.5 – Due diligence – Answering the illegal logging community protection question   PDF [412 KB] Word [1.7 MB]

Guidance for processors

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Illegal logging guidance 3.1 – Due diligence – Guidance for processors February 2015  PDF [792 KB]   Word [2.5 MB]
Illegal logging guidance 3.2 – Due diligence – Use of State Specific Guidelines (processors) February 2015  PDF [722 KB]   Word [2.5 MB]
Illegal logging guidance 3.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (processors)February 2015  PDF [748 KB]   Word [2.5 MB]
Illegal logging guidance 3.4 – Due diligence - Who is considered a processor?February 2015  PDF [264 KB] Word [2.0 MB]

Translated fact sheets

Chinese / 中文

General factsheets:

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打击非法采伐的相关法律 - 进口商须知  
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers
July 2014July 2016 PDF [297 KB] Word [118 KB]
澳大利亚打击非法采伐的相关法律– 面向澳大利亚的出口商须知
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia
July 2014July 2016 PDF [443 KB] Word [117 KB]

Guidance for importers:

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尽职调查 — 进口商指南
Illegal logging guidance 2.1 – Due diligence – Guidance for importers
July 2014  PDF [862 KB] Word [2.0 MB]
尽职调查 – 采用具体国别规范(供进口商参阅)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers)
July 2014  PDF [689 KB] Word [1.9 MB]
尽职调查 – 采用木材监管制度(供进口商参阅)
Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers)
July 2014  PDF [777 KB] Word [2.2 MB]
尽职调查 - 哪些木制品受到监管?
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated?
July 2014 

PDF [404 KB]

Word [1.7 MB]

Indonesian / Indonesia

General factsheets:

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Undang-Undang untuk memerangi penebangan liar - Informasi untuk importir
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers
July 2014July 2016 PDF [275 KB] Word [117 KB]
Undang-Undang penebangan liar Australia - Informasi untuk perusahaan yang mengekspor ke Australia
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia
July 2014July 2016 PDF [447 KB] Word [117 KB]

Guidance for importers:

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Pemeriksaan uji tuntas - Pedoman untuk importir
Illegal logging guidance 2.1 – Due diligence – Guidance for importers
July 2014  PDF [813 KB] Word [2.0 MB]
Pemeriksaan uji tuntas - Penggunaan pedoman berdasarkan negara (bagi importir)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers)
July 2014  PDF [690 KB] Word [1.9 MB]
Pemeriksaan uji tuntas – Penggunaan Kerangka Kerja Legalitas Kayu (bagi importir)
Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers)
July 2014  PDF [764 KB] Word [2.2 MB]
Pemeriksaan uji tuntas - Produk kayu apa saja yang terkena peraturan?
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated?
July 2014  PDF [424 KB] Word [1.7 MB]

Japanese / 日本語

General factsheets:

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違法伐採に対する法律 – 輸入業者向けの情報 -

Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers
July 2014July 2016 PDF [418 KB] Word [117 KB]
オーストラリアの違法伐採禁止法 – オーストラリアへ輸出する企業のための情報
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia
July 2014July 2016 PDF [418 KB] Word [117 KB]

Guidance for importers:

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デューディリジェンス-輸入業者のためのガイダンス
Illegal logging guidance 2.1 – Due diligence – Guidance for importers
July 2014  PDF [842 KB]  Word [2.0 MB]
デューディリジェンス – 国別ガイドラインの使用(輸入業者)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers)
July 2014  PDF [682 KB] Word [1.9 MB]
デューディリジェンス – 木材合法性フレームワークの使用(輸入業者) - Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers) July 2014  PDF [907 KB] Word [2.2 MB]
デューディリジェンス – どの木材製品が規制対象ですか?
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated?
July 2014  PDF [443 KB] Word [1.7 MB]

Korean / 한국어

General factsheets:

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불법 벌목 금지법 – 수입업체 안내 정보
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1– Information for importers
July 2014July 2016 PDF [282 KB] Word [118 KB]
호주 불법 벌목법 – 호주 수출업체를 위한 정보 안내
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia
July 2014July 2016 PDF [442 KB] Word [118 KB]

Guidance for importers:

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실사 – 수입업체를 위한 안내
Illegal logging guidance 2.1 – Due diligence – Guidance for importers
July 2014  PDF [818 KB] Word [2.0 MB]
실사 – 국가별 안내 지침서 사용(수입업체)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers)
July 2014  PDF [690 KB] Word [1.9 MB]
실사 – 목재 합법성 체계(수입업체)

Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers)
July 2014  PDF [805 KB] Word [2.2 MB]
실사 – 규제 대상 목재 제품
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated?
July 2014  PDF [446 KB] Word [1.7 MB]

Malaysian / Malaysia

General factsheets:

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Undang-undang terhadap pembalakan haram - Maklumat untuk pengimport
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers
July 2016  PDF [218 KB] Word 118 KB]
Undang-undang Australia untuk memerangi pembalakan haram - Maklumat untuk perniagaan mengeksport ke Australia
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia
July 2016  PDF [404 KB] Word [117 KB]

Spanish / Español

General factsheets:

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Leyes para combatir la tala ilegal – Información para importadores
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers
July 2014July 2016 PDF [245 KB] Word [118 KB]
Leyes de Australia para combatir la tala ilegal – Información para empresas que exportan a Australia
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia
July 2014July 2016 PDF [428 KB] Word [118 KB]

Guidance for importers:

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Diligencia Debida – Guía para importadores - Illegal logging guidance 2.1
Due diligence – Guidance for importers
July 2014  PDF [831 KB] Word [2.0 MB]
Diligencia debida – Uso de pautas específicas para cada país (importadores) - Illegal logging guidance 2.2
Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers)
July 2014  PDF [716 KB] Word [1.9 MB]
Diligencia debida – Uso de marcos jurídicos de la tala (importadores) - Illegal logging guidance 2.3
Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers)
July 2014  PDF [788 KB] Word [2.2 MB]
Diligencia debida – ¿Qué productos fabricados con madera son productos regulados? - Illegal logging guidance 2.4
Due diligence – What timber products are regulated?
July 2014  PDF [389 KB] Word [1.7 MB]

Thai / ไทย

General factsheets:

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กฎหมายต่อต้านการตัดไม้ที่ ผิดกฎหมาย – ข้อมูลส��ำหรับผู้น��ำเข้า
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers
July 2014July 2016 PDF [222 KB] Word [118 KB]
กฎหมายการตัดไม้ที่ผิดกฎหมาย ของออสเตรเลีย – ข้อมูลส��ำหรับ ธุรกิจที่ส่งออกไม้มายังออสเตรเลีย
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia
July 2014July 2016 PDF [418 KB] Word [118 KB]

Guidance for importers:

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การสอบทานธุรกิจอย่างละเอียด – แนวปฏิบตั ิสำ�� หรับผ้นู ��ำเข้า - Illegal logging guidance 2.1
Due diligence – Guidance for importers
July 2014  PDF [770 KB] Word [2.0 MB]
การสอบทานธุรกิจอย่างละเอียด – การใช้แนวปฏิบตั เิ ฉพาะประเทศ (ผ้นู ��ำเข้า)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers)
July 2014  PDF [686 KB] Word [1.9 MB]
การสอบทานธุรกิจอย่างละเอียด – การใช้กรอบกฎหมายเกี่ยวกบั ไม้ (ผ้นู ��ำเข้า) - Illegal logging guidance 2.3
Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers)
July 2014  PDF [743 KB] Word [2.2 MB]
การสอบทานธุรกิจอย่างละเอียด – ผลิตภัณฑ์ไม้ชนิดใดบ้างที่ถูก ควบคุม?
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated?
July 2014  PDF [423 KB] Word [1.7 MB]

​Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt

General factsheets:

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Các luật lệ bài trừ nạn khai thác gỗ bất hợp pháp – Thông tin dành cho nhà nhập khẩu
Illegal logging factsheet 1.1 – Information for importers
July 2014July 2016 PDF [316 KB] Word [117 KB]
Luật lệ về khai thác gỗ bất hợp pháp của Úc – Thông tin dành cho doanh nghiệp xuất khẩu sang Úc
Illegal logging factsheet 1.4 – Information for businesses exporting to Australia
July 2014July 2016 PDF [421 KB] Word [119 KB]

Guidance for importers:

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Khảo sát tính hợp pháp – Hướng dẫn dành cho nhà nhập khẩu - Illegal logging guidance 2.1
Due diligence – Guidance for importers
July 2014  PDF [1.0 MB] Word [2.0 MB]
Khảo sát tính hợp pháp – Sử dụng những Country Specific Guideline (nhà nhập khẩu)
Illegal logging guidance 2.2 – Due diligence – Use of Country Specific Guidelines (importers)
July 2014  PDF [693 KB] Word [1.9 MB]
Khảo sát tính hợp pháp – Sử dụng Timber Legality Framework (nhà nhập khẩu)
Illegal logging guidance 2.3 – Due diligence – Use of Timber Legality Frameworks (importers)
July 2014  PDF [769 KB] Word [2.2 MB]
Khảo sát tính hợp pháp – Những sản phẩm gỗ nào là sản phẩm pháp định?
Illegal logging guidance 2.4 – Due diligence – What timber products are regulated?
July 2014  PDF [445 KB] Word [1.7 MB]

Country specific guidelines

We continue to work with our trading partners to develop additional Country Specific Guidelines. These will be made available here when ready.

These documents have been prepared to help importers better understand the legal frameworks used in other countries to regulate the harvesting of timber. This information can assist you in carrying out your due diligence requirements.
Canada Country Specific Guideline

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Canada Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference GuideSeptember 2014  PDF [647 KB] Word [99 KB]
Canada Country Specific GuidelineSeptember 2014  PDF [1.1 MB] Word [1.5 MB]

Finland Country Specific Guideline

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Finland Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference GuideSeptember 2014  PDF [726 KB] Word [380 KB]
Finland Country Specific GuidelineSeptember 2014  PDF [1.0 MB] Word [467 KB]

Indonesia Country Specific Guideline

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Indonesia Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference GuideOctober 2014  PDF [696 KB] Word [3.1 MB]
Indonesia Country Specific GuidelineOctober 2014  PDF [1.5 MB]  Word [3.3 MB]

Italy Country Specific Guideline

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Italy Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference GuideOctober 2014  PDF [658 KB]  Word [218 KB]
Italy Country Specific GuidelineOctober 2014  PDF [947 KB]  Word [345 KB]

Malaysia
Malaysia’s forestry and timber industry operates in three defined regions; Peninsular, Sabah and Sarawak. To assist importers, a Country Specific Guideline is available for each region. The Quick Reference Guide covers all three regions.

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Malaysia Country Specific Guideline ­– Quick Reference GuideFebruary 2015March 2017 PDF [863 KB]  Word [560 KB]
Malaysia Country Specific Guideline – PeninsulaFebruary 2015March 2017 PDF [1.8 MB]  Word [3.4 MB]
Country Specific Guideline – SabahFebruary 2015March 2017 PDF [3.9 MB]  Word [10.1 MB]
Country Specific Guideline – SarawakFebruary 2015March 2017 PDF [2.9 MB]  Word [5.2 MB]

 New Zealand Country Specific Guideline

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New Zealand Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference GuideOctober 2014  PDF [574 KB] Word [317 KB]
New Zealand Country Specific GuidelineOctober 2014  PDF [1.1 MB] Word [472 KB]

Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference GuideMarch 2016  PDF [231 KB] Word [7.71 M]
Papua New Guinea Country Specific GuidelineMarch 2016  PDF [2 KB] Word [7 MB]

Solomon Islands Country Specific Guideline

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Solomon Islands Country Specific Guideline – Quick Reference GuideMay 2014  PDF [710 KB]  Word [781 KB]
Solomon Islands Country Specific GuidelineMay 2014  PDF [1.1 MB]  Word [1.0 MB]

We are continuing to work with our trading partners to develop additional Country Specific Guidelines. These will be made available here when ready.

State specific guidelines

These documents have been prepared to help processors better understand the legal frameworks used in each Australian state to regulate the harvesting of timber. This information can assist you in carrying out your due diligence requirements.

New South Wales State Specific Guideline

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New South Wales State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference GuideOctober 2014  PDF [293 KB] Word [106 KB]
New South Wales State Specific GuidelineOctober 2014  PDF [710 KB] Word [803 KB]

Queensland State Specific Guideline

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Queensland State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference GuideJune 2016  PDF [293 KB] Word [106 KB]
Queensland Specific Guideline (released June 2016)June 2016  PDF [1 MB] Word [2 MB]

South Australia State Specific Guideline

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South Australia State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference GuideOctober 2014  PDF [524 KB] Word [241 KB]
South Australia State Specific GuidelineOctober 2014  PDF [1.5 MB] Word [1.8 MB]

Tasmania State Specific Guideline

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Tasmania State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference GuideMay 2014  PDF [111 KB] Word [118 KB]
Tasmania State Specific GuidelineMay 2014  PDF [582 KB] Word [875 KB]

Victoria State Specific Guideline

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Victoria State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference GuideOctober 2014  PDF [425 KB] Word [129 KB]
Victoria State Specific GuidelineOctober 2014  PDF [582 KB] Word [1.4 MB]

Western Australia State Specific Guideline

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Western Australia State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference GuideOctober 2014  PDF [647 KB]  Word [188 KB]
Western Australia State Specific GuidelineOctober 2014  PDF [3.1 MB] Word [3.8 MB]

We are continuing to work with the state governments to develop additional State Specific Guidelines.

Industry generated guidance materials

The Timber Development Association, with funding from the Australian Government and supported by the Australian timber products industry, has developed a range of tools and guidance that provide one way of satisfying the new due diligence requirements.

The Australian Timber Importers Federation Inc (ATIF) and Timber Development Association have also prepared a Legality Compliance ToolkitPDF icon PDF [9 MB] and Legality Compliance Toolkit addendumPDF icon PDF [656 KB] to assist timber product importers understand, implement and comply with the requirements of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012 and the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012.

ATIF are holding training sessions on the toolkit. For further information on the training sessions, please contact ATIF General Manager John Halkett by email.

Information events

In September 2015, the Forestry branch presented an Illegal Logging Laws session
PDF icon PDF [1 MB]PDF icon Word [17 KB]​ as part of the annual Department of Agriculture Biosecurity Sessions. The session provided an overview of the first year of operation of the due diligence requirements and provided a review of the first six months of compliance assessments, focussing on common areas of non-compliance and potential solutions.

Webinar Events

In the lead up to the new illegal logging due diligence requirements coming into effect, the department and Forest and Wood Products Australia held a series of webinars through October and November 2014.  You can view the webinar and access the presentation from the Forest and Wood Products Australia website.

Media r​eleases

Reports supporting the illegal logging laws

A number of reports were commissioned by the government to underpin the development of the illegal logging laws. Some of the key reports are included below:

Departmental policy statement​

The department has developed a position paper PDF [189 KB]  Word [1.8 MB] outlining how it will work with and support industry with the illegal logging laws and new due diligence requirements.


Disclaimer:

Some publications were not prepared by the department and may not meet Australian Government accessibility guidelines. If you require an accessible version of the publication, please contact its author.​​​​​