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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Present problems, positive prospects – perspectives from the 2019 ISC

The message from a packed 67th International Softwood Conference (ISC) was that the global softwood sector faces challenges in an uncertain economic climate. At the same time presenters and delegates from around the world agreed that it has positive prospects ahead. That’s especially the case in construction, where timber is increasingly seen as the material for low carbon, sustainable buildings in an age ever more focused on tackling climate change and humankinds’ wider environmental impacts.

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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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