Due Diligence Requirements for Imported Timber and Timber Products

Due Diligence Requirements for Imported Timber and Timber Products
It is now coming up to 4 years since the Australian Government introduced legislation for importers requiring due diligence be performed on imported timber and timber products ensuring the timber does not result from illegal logging. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have a video on their website advising the reasons behind these due diligence requirements and outline importer responsibilities. To view this video please click here.

Import Document Assessment Delays

Import Document Assessment Delays
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) has published a notice confirming delays that the import industry have been experiencing since the start of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) season on 1st September. DAWR now advise that due to the increased workload resulting from this year’s BMSB season they are unable to keep up with demand, and as such there are significant delays in documentation processing of newly lodged entries which

Preparation for the 2018-2019 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season

Preparation for the 2018-2019 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have issued an Industry Advice Notice advising importers to expect delays created due to this year’s BMSB Stink Bug Season. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/industry-advice/2018/116-2018 DAWR advises the reason for this is the expanded list of target risk countries combined with various local onshore restrictions. Further DAWR advise the following to reduce impact on the borders in Austr