Terms of Reference

The structure and development of forestry managed investment schemes (MIS), including:

  1. the motivation and drivers that established the framework for the schemes initially;
  2. the role of governments in administering and regulating forestry MIS;
  3. the current policy and regulatory framework of forestry MIS;
  4. the role of some in the financial services industry in promoting and selling forestry MIS;
  5. compensation arrangements for small investors in forestry MTS who have lost life savings and their homes in the face of the collapse of forestry MIS;
  6. the burden on farmers and other agricultural producers who have been left with the uncertainty of timber plantations linked to forestry MIS on their land;
  7. the options for reforming forestry MIS to protect investors and rural communities; and
  8. any other related matters.
    The committee resolved that under term of reference (h) it would accept submissions that deal with agricultural MIS.

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