ClientEarth compares illegal logging laws of the EU, the US, Australia and Japan
ClientEarth has published a table of information on the laws in force in Australia, the European Union (EU), Japan and the United States (US) to restrict or prevent access of illegally-harvested timber to their markets.
The table provides an overview of the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition, the EU Timber Regulation, the Japanese Clean Wood Act and the US Lacey Act. It focuses on four aspects of these pieces of legislation, namely the definition of illegal timber, key requirements, regulated parties and products covered.
The table shows the differences among the laws on these four aspects. It also outlines practical considerations aimed at helping timber operators to understand the legal requirements in each jurisdiction.
ClientEarth, Comparison of illegal logging laws in the EU, the US, Australia and Japan, October 2017.