Japan: Japan Implements Clean Wood Act

On May 20, 2017, the government of Japan (GOJ) implemented the Clean Wood Act. The Act is meant to ensure that domestic and imported wood are harvested legally. Attached are unofficial translations of the Act and two Ministerial Ordinances for Standards and Enforcement. The GOJ hopes to begin registering companies that procure domestic or import foreign forestry products in October 2017.

Japan: Japan Implements Clean Wood Act