AFPA submission to the Department of Environment and Energy’s ‘Climate Change Policies Review Di…

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Department of Environment and Energy’s ‘Climate Change Policies Review Discussion Paper’. AFPA recognises the proud social, economic and environmental record of the Australian forest products industry and the inherent environmental strengths of these products as a renewable resource with a […]

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission the Joint Select Committee Inquiry into the ‘Government Procurement Framework’. AFPA supports competition in the global trade of goods and services where there is a level playing field in terms of the removal of tariff and non-tariff barriers, and comparable safety and […]

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative – Plantation forestry) Methodology Determination 2016

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Department of Environment and Water Resources draft Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative – Plantation forestry) Methodology Determination 2016. The significant potential for the forestry and forest products industry to contribute to climate change mitigation was acknowledged in the 4th assessment report of […]

Potential opportunities and impacts of an Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agr…

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the opportunities and impacts of a potential Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA). Australia’s commercial environment is completely exposed to international trade, but it is not a level playing field. Potential opportunities and impacts of an Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement […]

Productivity Commission’s Issues Paper on the Regulation of Australian Agriculture

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcomes the opportunity to submit comment on the Productivity Commission (PC) Issues Paper on the Regulation of Australian Agriculture. AFPA would like it noted that the forest industry is disappointed that the terms of reference for the PC inquiry identify that most aspects of forestry are excluded from consideration. […]

New plantation and forest products innovation policy proposals as priorities for the 2016-17 Federal…

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcomes the opportunity to submit new plantation and forest products innovation policy proposals as priorities for the 2016-17 Federal Budget. The invitation for submissions on the 2016-17 Budget highlights the Government’s focus on opening up trade, boosting innovation, delivering growth and strengthening the economy. These valuable goals plus regional […]

Submission on the Emissions Reduction Fund Safeguard Mechanism

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the proposed legislative framework for the Safeguard mechanism as set out in the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015. We acknowledge that some of the policy changes reflected in the Draft Rule address a number of previous industry concerns […]

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the proposed China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the proposed China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). AFPA supports the high-level principles of trade liberalisation to remove unnecessary trading barriers and promote greater efficiency, innovation and investment to support global trade. However, these principles must be applied equitably and with comparable tariff […]