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:

ETTF Newsletter reports FLEGT licensing launch announcement

September 2016

A special edition of the ETTF Newsletter has been produced to mark the announcement that Indonesia will issue the first legality assurance FLEGT licences for timber and wood products exports to the EU on November 15.

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ETTF Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter out now

June 2016
 
The Spring/Summer 2016 edition of the ETTF Newsletter is published, including latest news from the Federation itself and members across Europe, opinion from the timber sector worldwide and latest EU trade analysis and statistics.
 
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ETTF Secretary General welcomes UK TTF poll in favour of EU membership

May 2016
 
ETTF Secretary General André de Boer has strongly welcomed a poll of UK Timber Trade Federation members which came out overwhelmingly in favour of the UK remaining in the EU.
 
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UK Timber Trade Federation members back staying in the EU

May 2016

The vast majority of members of the UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) are backing the UK staying a member of the EU and believe it will be better for the economy.

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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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