The European Timber Trade Federation

WHO WE ARE: The ETTF promotes the interests of the timber trade across Europe, representing key national federations for importers, merchants and distributors.

WHAT WE DO: The ETTF liaises with and lobbies government and governmental bodies at national and international level, engages with environmental and other NGOs and provides a discussion and networking forum for the EU timber trade on key issues, from legislation and the environment, to sustainable timber promotion and best practice.
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ETTF HandbookETTF HANDBOOK:  Click here to download the ETTF Handbook, which includes further information about the organisation and its members.

Latest news:

Laos latest to open formal EU FLEGT VPA negotiations

April 2017

Laos has held its first formal negotiations with the EU with a view to signing an EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT VPA).

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FLEGT Independent Market Monitoring project moves forward

The ITTO has relaunched the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Independent Market Monitoring (IMM) programme effective 1 April 2017. 

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New ETTF Newsletter is out now

The latest ETTF Newsletter, for Winter/Spring 2017, has just been published. 

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Vietnam a step closer to FLEGT VPA

November 2016

After six years of negotiation, Vietnam looks next in line to ratify its Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT VPA) with the EU. 

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World Bank’s Dieterle is new ITTO Executive Director

November 2016

Co-lead of the World Bank Forest and Landscape Climate Finance team (GCCFL), Gerhard Dieterle has been appointed Executive Director of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTO).

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