The Illegal Logging Stakeholder Update meetings provide updates on the latest
initiatives, regulations and research in the area of forest governance and
trade in illegal timber. They have been at the heart of Chatham House's work
on the issue since the first meeting was held in 2002. The meetings are held
every six months.
As major timber consuming markets, the EU, US, Australia, and most recently, Japan, have all introduced laws to restrict the access of illegally harvested timber to their markets. While the laws are essentially addressing the same issue, there are some important differences.