Tasmanian timber companies hope for export boost from Forest Stewardship Certification

Tasmania’s Neville Smith-Smartfibre and SFM Forest Products have collaborated in the hope of exporting responsibly managed timber products.

The ABC reports that SFM has Forest Stewardship Council certification, with products “responsibly managed” and more appealing to export markets, such as Japan.

"At the moment there's limited access to the Japanese pulp wood market without FSC certification," SFM's Dan Ryan told the ABC.

"We are looking at market for sawn timber — so saw logs, pillar logs that are domestically produced, and also for pulp wood markets in Japan."

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