Registration of log traders and forestry advisers
Find out about the Forests (Regulation of Log Traders and Forestry Advisers) Amendment Bill. The legislation recommends a registration system for log traders and forestry advisers.
23 July 2020: The Forests (Regulation of Log Traders and Forestry Advisers) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament.
30 June: Second reading of the bill in Parliament.
15 June: Environment Select Committee report back to Parliament.
21 May: Submissions closed with the committee at 11.59pm.
15 May: The bill was referred to the Environment Select Committee.
14 May 2020: First reading in Parliament of the Forests (Regulation of Log Traders and Forestry Advisers) Amendment Bill.
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The bill has been developed to strengthen the integrity of New Zealand’s forestry supply chain through the regulation of log traders and forestry advisers.
These changes are considered critical for the:
- country’s reputation as a reliable, high-quality producer and exporter of wood products
- improved economic, employment, and environmental outcomes for the industry and community regionally and nationally.
The bill will support:
- the continuous, predictable and long-term supply of timber, as well as equity of access for both domestic processing and export
- a more transparent and open market for log sales through the provision of professional advice
- the confidence and informed participation of businesses and investors in the forestry and wood processing sector
- the achievement of improved economic, employment, and environmental outcomes nationally and in our regions
- improved climate change outcomes
- the long-term development and sustainability of our forestry and wood processing sector.
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