Australia’s draft Illegal Logging Bill 2011 reviewed

In an article published in the In-Wood Digital Magazine, Australia's draft Illegal Logging Bill 2011 is discussed with Forest Industries Intelligence director Rupert Oliver.

Oliver has over 20 years experience in the global wood trade and although he warmly welcomes the new bill, he indicates there are a few elements in the bill that could still be improved. The main element is the Senate Committee's proposal to impose a requirement for mandatory declarations of legality on the Australian wood importers. Read the full story on pages 6 – 9 here.