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:

Concerns over FSC OCP data protection and competition implications

March 2014

Question marks over legality and information security are the latest concerns to be voiced by members of the ETTF and other industry bodies about the Forest Stewardship Council’s Online Claims Platform (OCP). They have subsequently recommended businesses not to sign up to it.

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Swedwood quickly regains its Karelia FSC certificate

March 2014

Swedwood, Ikea's forestry subsidiary, has had its suspended FSC certificate for its operations in Karelia swiftly restored. 

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China's forest certification scheme endorsed by PEFC

March 2014

In a signficant development for global forest and timber products certification, the PEFC has endorsed China's Forest Certification Scheme.

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EUTR Competent Authorities vary widely in competence

February 2014

A report in the leading German timber trade magazine Euwid highlights significant variance in the impementation of national measures to enforce the EU Timber Regulation and in the readiness of different countries'  Competent Authorities (CAs) to monitor and police the law. 

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