• 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.

  • 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.

  • New board forms step-off point for GTF development

    The Global Timber Forum’s creation of a new international board was unveiled at their event hosted at the Rome headquarters by key supporter, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) EU-FLEGT Programme.

  • Global Timber Forum to move forward and establish legal status

    The GTF advisory board agreed to set up a legal structure for the Global Timber Forum on occasion of last week’s GTF Summit in Shanghai. The not-for-profit company is to be UK-based and formal set-up is expected to be completed during the course of the summer.

  • International timber sector gathers at GTF Shanghai Summit

    Over 100 delegates from throughout the international timber sector and associated organisations have gathered in Shanghai at the GTF Summit to discuss the range of current wood sector issues. 

  • Global Timber Forum Summit tackles key trade issues

    The Global Timber Forum in Shanghai next week will cover a wide range of key international timber trade issues, with expert speakers drawn from around the world to address them.