European Timber Trade Federation Launches ITTO-Supported Timber Trade Portal

timbertradeporta14 January 2016: With support from the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the European Timber Trade Federation has launched a one-stop, online information platform designed to enhance and facilitate legal trade in timber. The platform is focused primarily on tropical species.

The Timber Trade Portal provides international timber traders and other users with information on the forest industry and legality requirements in timber-producing countries. The project is financially supported by ITTO and the European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition. According to ITTO, this is the first time that information on the tropical timber trade has been organized at such a large scale. [ITTO Press Release] [Timber Trade Portal]