On 1 December 2014, the Australian Government announced an independent review into the impact of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012 on small business (<$10 million annual turnover). The Government has appointed KPMG to conduct the review – which is due to report back to Government by end of March. KPMG will assess whether the existing due diligence requirements strikes an appropriate balance between the cost of compliance for small businesses and reducing the risk of illegally logged timber entering the Australian market. To view a copy of the review’s Terms of Reference please visit the Department of Agriculture's website at http://www.agriculture.gov.au/forestry/policies/illegal-logging/tor. KPMG will be consulting with the AFA and other key stakeholders. As part of the review KPMG also wish to interview 50 importers and 10 domestic processors that are affected by the new regulation. While the terms of reference are clearly focused on small business (total turnover of less than $10 million in total), they will need to understand how the regulations have impacted different sized businesses. They stress the confidential nature of the interviews. If any AFA members are interested in being interviewed by KPMG please contact illegalloggingreview@kpmg.com.au. The AFA will share the final report with AFA Members in due course.