Entries by gebca

PEFC is latest STTC partner and proposes activities

The PEFC is the latest leading timber and forestry sector organisation to join the European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) as a Partner. Now the two bodies are discussing a project aimed at freeing up trade flows to Europe of increasing volumes of certified timber coming on stream in Asia. PEFC is one of the […]

New energy to drive EU sustainably sourced tropical timber market

The European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) is moving to the next stage of its programme to boost EU sales of certified tropical timber. The new phase involves closer strategic partnership with the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF), re-energised communications and membership drives and, critically, a funding initiative to back private and public sector Action […]

ETTF opens international trade gateway

“Supporting growth, transparency and diversification of international timber trade.” That’s the welcome line of the new Gateway to International Timber Trade, the European Timber Trade Federation’s new online timber sector legislation and industry information website. Launched on January 7, www.timbertradeportal.com is a ‘one-stop information point’ for timber industry regulation and broad trade and business data […]

Tropical timbers top life cycle tests

Sustainably sourced tropical timber species out-performed competitor materials in a demanding life cycle analysis project backed by the European STTC. Eric de Munck of Netherlands–based timber research body Centrum Hout led the trials, which pitted tropical timbers against key market rivals in the manufacture of marine application pile planking and window frames. The pile planking […]

Gateway to International Timber Trade

ETTF launches new website The website ‘Gateway to international Timber Trade’ (www.timbertradeportal.com) has been launched by the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF). International timber traders will find here a one-stop information point for forest industry information, legal timber trade, country requirements and export from timber producing countries. The overall objective is to enhance and facilitate […]

French due diligence system gains momentum

Following its success gaining EU Timber Regulation Monitoring Operation status, French association Le Commerce du Bois reports 12 members have implemented its due diligence system (DDS). Six more will start using it early 2016, with 40 expected to be signed up by the year-end.

First wave of Italian due diligence probes

Initial investigations by the Italian EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) Competent Authority (CA) are expected to identify “administrative offences” by some operator companies, according to industry association Fedecomlegno.