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.

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ETTF agrees on FLEGT pluses and minuses

May 2016
ETTF Secretary General André de Boer has backed criticisms in a new independent report of the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and TRADE (FLEGT) Action Plan and said he shares its views on where the anti-illegal timber initiative can improve.  But he also agrees with some of the study's positive conclusions and its optimistic outlook on FLEGT’s longer term potential impact. 
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ETTF Newsletter for Winter 2015-16 out now

The ETTF Newsletter for Winter 2015/16 is out now, including latest news from the Federation itself and its members, plus opinion and market analysis from the timber sector worldwide.

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ETTF launches new website

January 2016
The website ‘Gateway to international Timber Trade’ ( has been launched by the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF).

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ETTF Autumn 2015 Newsletter out now

October 2015

The ETTF Newsletter for Autumn 2015 is out now, including news and opinion from member organisations and around the world.

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Conference presents a global softwood snapshot

September 2015

The International Softwood Conference Amsterdam  in November will give a worldwide perspective and latest insights into current and future trade trends


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