In this section you can find information on some of the main regulations for timber trade, which include the EU Timber Regulation, the US Lacey Act, Australia’s Illegal Logging Prohibition Act, and the Japanese Clean Wood Act.
The EU Timber Regulation is part of the European Union's policy to fight illegal logging and associated trade, which was defined in 2003 under the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan.DISCOVER
The Lacey Act is a U.S. law passed in 1900 to protect wildlife from trafficking and amended in 2008 to include plant products, making it the world’s first ban on the trade of illegally sourced wood products.DISCOVER
Australia’s Illegal Logging Prohibition Act from 2012 complements international efforts to promote legal timber trade and comes in two parts – primary legislation, followed by detailed regulations.DISCOVER
In May 2016, the Government of Japan introduced the Act on Promotion of Use and Distribution of Legally-Harvested Wood and Wood Products – also known as the Clean Wood Act (CWA).DISCOVER