Submission: Forests (regulation of log traders and forestry advisers) Amendment Bill

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand Inc (Bioenergy Association) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission of support to the Forests (Regulation of Log Traders and Forestry Advisers) Amendment Bill. The association supports the establishment of a registration system for log traders and forestry advisers but the registration system should incorporate other existing quality based schemes such as the Bioenergy Association’s registration/accreditation schemes, and those of other existing professional bodies. The proposed schemes should strengthen existing schemes and not duplicate them, thus adding to costs.

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