The Tasmanian Government is committed to continued collaboration with the forestry sector. Following consultation with the sector’s peak industry body, key forestry businesses and trading partners, the sector has identified the following priorities:
- Build trade and market expansion
- Showcase Tasmania in priority markets
- Support market access and logistics
- Domestic mainland Australia
- China and Hong Kong SAR
- Indian Subcontinent
- South Korea
- Other ASEAN
- Deliver forestry trade events and visits, including building on the success of the 2020 visiting architect program.
- Work with industry to drive domestic processing and value-add outcomes through the Regional Forestry Hub.
- Continue to support Sustainable Timber Tasmania's commitment to achieve Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification to leverage international market opportunities.
- Work towards the Tasmanian Bioenergy Vision – part of the $1.64 million Tasmanian Renewable Energy Powerhouse Program – to unlock potential private sector investment and encourage growth in the forestry sector.
- Support Tasmania’s forestry sector in promotion in-market.
- Support and leverage the “Tasmanian” branding for the forest sector through the Trade with Tasmania website with a dedicated focus on Tasmanian forestry.
- Create a forestry capability statement.
- Develop a suite of forest sector promotional and marketing materials across a range of media for use in-market..
It is important to note that these sector specific initiatives should be considered in context of the Tasmanian Trade Strategy Annual Action Plan 2021 which includes a number of broader actions which also support the sector.
Disclaimer: These initiatives will be delivered over the next 12 months if there are no changes in Government policy due to COVID-19. This is a living plan. The Tasmanian Government will continue to engage with industry to determine actions and priorities.