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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Latest news:

André de Boer passes ETTF lead role to Thomas Goebel

André de Boer is stepping down as Secretary General of the European Timber Trade Federation in 2019, handing over the reins to Thomas Goebel, Chief Executive of German Timber Trade Federation GD Holz.

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Record attendance and good news for market at ISC 2018 in Riga

This year's International Softwood Conference in Riga attracted a record attendance of over 200 delegates from around the world and they heard largely positive news for the international softwood sector.

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ETTF Newsletter FLEGT Licensing Anniversary Special Edition out now

A Special Edition of the ETTF Newsletter has been published to mark the first anniversary of the start of FLEGT licensing by Indonesia.

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First Latin American responsible wood product trade summit

A Latin American Summit organised by the Global Timber Forum (GTF) marked the first time national and regional associations, representing small to medium-sized wood product businesses (SMEs), from across the continent had convened to discuss the  challenges and opportunities of responsible trade.

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Globalisation, branding and building for the future: the International Hardwood Conference, Venice, 2017

Topics covered at the International Hardwood Conference 2017 ranged from global trading and market trends, to latest applications of hardwood in construction and manufacturing and new marketing and branding initiatives.

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