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  • First West & Central Africa ‘Responsible Trade’ Summit for wood product industry

    Libreville, June 18th 2018. Today, for the first time, representatives of national and regional associations representing the wood product industries across West and Central Africa are convening to examine the shared challenges and opportunities of responsible trade and to build their capacity to respond. The Global Timber Forum’s Summit brings together 80 representatives from 10 […]

  • GTF LATAM summit boosts regional cooperation

    The first GTF LATAM summit brought together more than 80 associations and industry representatives from all over the Americas. Discussions in plenary and break-out sessions were held over two days. They focussed on competitiveness and access to markets; impacts of new and emerging regulations; regional trade flow data; incentives for forest conservation; efficient traceability systems and independent forest monitoring.

  • First Latin America summit for wood product industry on responsible trade

    The Latin America Summit marks the first time that representatives of national and regional associations representing the wood product industries across Latin America are convening to examine the shared challenges and opportunities of responsible trade.

  • New GTF/GIZ report looking into Peruvian associations’ capacities and needs

    The Peruvian forestry sector has suffered a severe setback in recent years. Since the intervention and seizure of significant volumes of illegal timber in 2015 and 2016, and the alerts issued in the countries of destination such as the USA, the demand for wood products from Peru has decreased considerably. Thus, not only timber exporters […]

  • GTF Trade Dialogue No 2: Information-sharing and longer-term supply agreements are key to SME success

    GTF Trade Dialogues is a series of video interviews designed for the timber trade to exchange views and learn from each others’ experience. For part two of its Trade Dialogues series GTF spoke to Danzer UK managing director Ken Walsh about EU market opportunities for producer-country SMEs, how due diligence is carried out in practice and […]

  • GTF Trade Dialgues: Information-sharing and longer-term supply agreements are key to SME success

    For part two of its Trade Dialogues series GTF spoke to Danzer UK managing director Ken Walsh about EU market opportunities for producer-country SMEs, how due diligence is carried out in practice and the relevance of FLEGT VPAs. Danzer UK has been one of the pioneers of responsible sourcing in Europe: it started gathering evidence of […]

  • GTF Trade Dialogue No 1: FLEGT – unlike due diligence – creates a level playing field

    GTF TradeDialogues is a series of video interviews designed for the timber trade to exchange views and learn from each others’ experience. In this TradeDialogue, GTF speaks with Koen de Witte, CEO of Altripan, and Alexander de Groot, CEO of Fepco, about the relevance of FLEGT for the European timber trade. Mr de Groot and Mr de Witte were among the […]

  • Myanmar releases statement of progress in timber legality assurance

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has published a statement that sets out an acknowledgement of the recent delegation and next steps in reform: Statement of Progress in Timber Legality Assurance in Myanmar We confirm that Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE), a state-owned enterprise under the Ministry […]

  • GTF Trade Dialogues: FLEGT – unlike due diligence – creates a level playing field

    Alexander de Groot and Koen de Witte, CEOs of Fepco and Altripan, have been among the first European importers to receive FLEGT licensed wood from Indonesia. In an interview with GTF they talk about the importance of FLEGT for the European trade and their hopes for the future. They also call upon European governments to support FLEGT.

  • GTF Executive Director Rachel Butler on the Global Timber Forum

    Rachel Butler, Executive Director of the Global Timber Forum, speaks about the priorities of the new international timber sector networking and communications platform.

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