This booklet provides an overview of key legality issues that businesses should consider when purchasing wood and paper-based products.
Between 8 to 10 percent of global wood production is estimated to be illegal. Most of the illegally produced wood is consumed domestically, but a significant portion enters the international market either as finished products or raw materials.
This booklet provides an overview of key legality issues in the global wood trade that businesses should consider when purchasing wood and paper-based products. Topics covered include trade regulations (e.g., the Lacey Act, the European Union Timber Regulation, and the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition), public and private procurement policies, trade bans, and resources for meeting legality requirements.