Board approval of export R&D investment plan to benefit export levy payers

Board approval of export R&D investment plan to benefit export levy payers

Following discussions with industry stakeholders in mid 2014, FWPA initiated the development of an industry discussion paper to identify potential R&D priorities for the export log and woodchip sector. As a result of consideration and recommendations by the Sustainability and Resources Advisory Group (SRAG) an investment plan aimed to reduce the cost and compliance of exporting wood products has been approved.

The SRAG noted the points in the document that a lot of cost and compliance burdens applied to export wood products were a direct consequence of export wood fibre being assessed for import risk at the same level as other agricultural and horticultural products in terms of biosecurity and human health issues.  Although this was primarily a policy matter, SRAG considered that any research that would support longer term policy reform in this area would be of substantial benefit to the industry.

See Investment Plan here

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In the spirit of reconciliation, Forest & Wood Products Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, and we acknowledge their connection to the land and their custodianship of Country and forests. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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