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World leading tropical timber businesses come together to talk trade With the tropical timber industry facing a rapidly evolving trade environment, the Timber Trade Federation brought together business leaders to talk on how to reduce risk and improve supply. Global politics has meant that traditional trading relationships...

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is informing all members that on 2nd March 2018, Hardwood Dimensions Holdings Limited pleaded guilty to an offence under reg4(b) of the Timber Products (Placing on the Market ) Regulations 2013. The offence related to deficiencies within the Due Diligence system used...

Ghana is ready to run trials on its FLEGT licensing system this year despite delays in the process to conclude the work. This news was announced during a workshop organized for timber exporters and reported by the latest ITTO Bulletin. Alexander Dadzie, the Vice President of the...

The EU FLEGT Independent Market Monitor (IMM) project has launched its website (available here) and published the first edition of its quarterly newsletter (www.flegtimm.eu/index.php/newsletter). Funded by the EU and managed by the International Tropical Timber Organisation, the role of the IMM is to monitor trade flows from EU...

The Brazilian NGO BVRio has issued a practical guide - free to download - to facilitate conducting Due Diligence of tropical timber products in Liberia. The guide follows the publication of a first guide, released in October 2017 and focused on Brazil and Ghana. According to the World Resources Institute (WRI), "Liberia is home to globally significant...

The latest market report produced by the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) includes an interesting insight on the UK hardwood market. Find below an excerpt from the original document. UK sawn hardwood market holds up well despite Brexit concerns While imports of tropical sawn hardwood into the eurozone countries have failed to...

This guest blog post is by Musah Abu-Juam, Technical Director at Ghana Ministry for Lands and Natural Resources, and Benoist Bazin, Team Leader for Infrastructure and Sustainable Development at Delegation of the European Union to Ghana On 3 November, Ghana enacted new legislation that addresses entrenched forest governance challenges...

The TTF is pleased to announce a media partnership with Front Group to support their work on the Global Modern Slavery and Supply Chain Summit this November in London. Now in its third year, and combined with the Californian Act and anticipated EU, Australian and Canadian...