ATIBT and ETTF launch new Timber Trade Portal
The Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) and the ETTF (European Timber Trade Federation) have agreed to merge their respective websites providing information necessary for the exercise of due diligence in the context of an application of the EUTR (European Union Timber Regulation).
The newly merged platform - www.timbertradeportal.com - allows users to consult precise and reliable information on the legal trade of timber in each producer country.
The website offers country sheets (23 to date, covering areas in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Eastern Europe) and provides general information and data on each country’s legal framework and governance situation.
It also includes information and data on the timber market, and explanations on the institutional mechanisms in place to combat illegal timber, such as the EUTR, the Lacey Act (US) and the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation (AILPR). The maintenance of the website, as well as its updates and the monitoring of the information quality, are possible thanks to ATIBT’s FLEGT projects, which are funded by the European Union and the FFEM.