New Booklet available on “International Developments in Trade in Legal Timber”

The United States, the European Union and Australia are large producers and consumers of timber and timber products. In recent years these consumer countries have taken steps to combat trade in illegally harvested timber and timber products more effectively. These include encouraging retailer purchasing preferences, revising public procurement policies and, more recently, enacting legislation.

To give more insight into these developments the EU FLEGT Facility with inputs from the Forest Legality Alliance and the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), has compiled a booklet which gives an overview of the current situation.

The booklet, available in EnglishFrench and Spanish, brings together information about the US Lacey Act, the EU Timber Regulation, and the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill. It summarises each of these new market requirements, with clear explanations, frequently asked questions and links to further information.