Australian government cracks down on illegal timber imports

AUSTRALIA — According to The Timber Industry Magazine, the Australian government promised to crack down on companies bringing illegally logged timber into the country by creating criminal offences to punish those importers. Also, suppliers of timber will be required to complete a ''trade description'' identifying key elements of the wood product being imported, and a code of conduct, applying only to suppliers who first put the timber on the Australian market, will be implemented. Read more at ttjonline.com.
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