This guidance is to support timber exporters in the Solomon Islands and importers in Australia in ensuring the production and sale of legal timber from the Solomon Islands.

Specifically, this guidance is intended to assist importers and processors in Australia to undertake due diligence for importing timber products from the Solomon Islands, in accordance with Australia’s legislative requirements that prohibit the importation of illegally logged timber and the domestic processing of Australian grown illegally logged raw logs.

This guidance also provides a tool for Solomon Islands exporters, to assist in ensuring the timber they export is produced and processed in compliance with the necessary approvals and licences. This should support exporters to communicate legality requirements to their customers in Australia and in other international markets.

Note this is provisional guidance material only and intended to be a ready reference to requirements in the Solomon Islands and Australia.