Update – 27 June 2022
This consultation closed on 17 January 2022. Cabinet has since made decisions about the registration of log traders and forestry advisers.
About this consultation
In 2020, the Forests (Regulation of Log Traders and Forestry Advisers) Amendment Act was passed by Parliament. This Act establishes a Forestry Authority and a registration system for log traders and forestry advisers.
We sought your feedback on the proposed rules and regulations to create a basic registration system for log traders and forestry advisers.
Basic registration requirements will establish:
- who is entitled to register
- matters to take into account in the ‘fit and proper person’ test
- initial obligations for log traders and forestry advisers
- processes for complaints and disputes, and
- information to be displayed on the public registers.
We invited your comments on the proposals in the consultation document:
- the design of the registration system for log traders and forestry advisers
- the regulations that registered log traders and forestry advisers will have to comply with.
From 6 August 2022, there is a one-year transition period for log traders and forestry advisers to get registered.
From 6 August 2023, it will be an offence to operate as a log trader or forestry adviser without being registered.
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