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:

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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Swedish EUTR court case raises questions over Myanmar teak

November 2016

A Swedish court has upheld a ruling that a company was in breach of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) for failing to undertake adequate due diligence on imports of teak from Myanmar.

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Indonesian FLEGT licensing greeted as anti-illegal timber breakthrough

November 2016

As of today, November 15, Indonesia becomes the first country to issue licences under the EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) initiative. These will exempt timber and wood products from further due diligence under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) and European operator importers are expecting to receive their first licensed cargoes before the end of the year.

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Near record ISC audience hears positive forecasts

October 2016

One of the largest audiences to attend the International Softwood Conference (ISC) heard a range of speakers give a broadly upbeat view of the industry's prospects, but also identify challenges on the horizon.

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