Standard for Timber Legal Due Diligence

The Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association (HPVA), an ANSI accredited standards developer, notified the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) that a proposed national consensus standard (ANSI Legal Timber Due Diligence 1.0-2013) for establishing a due diligence program to determine the legality of timber and wood products derived from those natural resources has been submitted for canvass ballot and public comment. Laws in the United States, the European Union, Japan and Australia require that only legally sourced wood be used in commerce in those countries.

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