Africa Tag

This blog post is by TTF Vice President Charles Hopping. This year’s International Softwood Conference was held in Hamburg in early October with speakers and presentations from around the globe. Although the UK Timber Trade Federation did not send a formal delegation, the conference was chaired by...

On the 12th April 2017, the UK TTF organised a meeting of various EU timber trade associations to discuss EUTR Due Diligence System (DDS) best practise and areas of risk. In attendance were representatives from numerous European trade associations. The aim of the workshop, as part...

The Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT - International Tropical Timber Technical Association) has just released Volume 1 of their "User Guide for Eco-certified African Timber in Europe". The publication - financially backed by the PPECF (Promotional Programme for Certified Forestry Operations) and the AFD...

The publication sums up recent recent enforcement actions taken in implementation of timber trade legality worldwide The NGO Forest Trends has released its Fall 2016 Timber Regulation Enforcement Exchange (TREE) Newsletter. This is the second edition of a biennial newsletter summarizing recent enforcement actions taken in the implementation...

In November 2016, a trade mission of European delegates was given the opportunity to explore and examine the current progress of the VPA and the Wood Tracking System in place in Ghana. The delegation included various EU trade associations, member companies from Denmark, Spain, Germany,...

[caption id="attachment_231" align="alignleft" width="200"] TTF Head of Policy & Sustainability, Mike Worrell[/caption] This feature by TTF Head of Policy and Sustainability Mike Worrell originally appeared on the Timber Trades Journal, August issue. "In April I visited Ghana to see the electronic wood tracking system being developed as part...

In late November, Mike Worrel, TTF Head of Policy and Sustainability, ran a week-long Trade Engagement Workshop in Ghana. This is part of a wider programme of bringing in greater Trade participation and understanding of the FLEGT licensing process in various Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA)...

As the date for FLEGT licensed timber draws ever closer, the UK Timber Trade Federation visited Ghana to learn and understand how the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) and FLEGT licensing process are being implemented in country. This was the first time that the Federation was...

The latest Statistical Bulletin published by the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) reveals a strong start to 2016 for timber and panels trade. Import volume in the UK in the first month of 2016 reached 756,000 m3 with a 1.6% increase compared to December 2015. The result...