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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 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 […]

  • FLEGT Independent Market Monitoring moves forward

    ITTO has relaunched the FLEGT Independent Market Monitoring (IMM) programme effective 1 April 2017. New Lead Consultant Sarah Storck and IMM Market and Technical Analyst Rupert Oliver are finalizing the IMM 2015/2016 Annual Reports and reactivating and expanding the international network of IMM correspondents. An IMM website and quarterly newsletters are also under development.

  • 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 […]

  • Allied Market Research predicts sharp growth in engineered wood market

    The engineered wood market is estimated to reach $41,273 million by 2022, growing at an annual rate of 24.8% from 2016 to 2022, according to new research published by Allied Market Research. Engineered wood demand, as an alternative to concrete and other products, is expected to remain high during the forecast period. Engineered wood products […]

  • ATIBT publishes new guide to using African timbers in Europe New ATIBT guide on certified African timber

    Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) has just released Volume 1 of its “User Guide for Eco-certified African Timber in Europe”. The Guide provides technical information on the tropical timber species, highlights its exceptional qualities and presents uses for which tropical timber has proven ideal. It also includes a list of species and their uses.

  • NEPCon releases new LegalSource standard

    NEPCon released a new version of its LegalSource standard last week. The LegalSource standard is a set of requirements for creating a due diligence system to manage the risks of harvesting or sourcing timber.