The Tropical Timber Forum (#TTF19) will take place on the 31th October in London


TFF organizes a tropical timber forum on the issues “Reducing risk, improving supply”.ATIBT will make a speach to present the situation in the Congo Basin.

The Timber Trade Federation, a new ATIBT member, organizes on the 31th October in London an event dedicated to tropical timber and issues to supply legal and sustainable timber.

ATIBT will be speaking at this event, represented by Tullia Baldassarri, Interholco (ATIBT member) to present the situation of the tropical timber market in the Congo Basin and the challenges and opportunities to ensure a sustainable supply chain.

Tropical timber is an important element of the global trade of hardwood, and when sustainably managed, it is a resource able to benefit everyone in the supply chain. However, integrating sustainable practices is not always a simple task.

#TTF19 takes a special look at the challenges of establishing a supply of quality hardwoods, beginning with a special focus on Africa, particularly from West Africa and the Congo Basin, which have been sources for hundreds of years.

In the afternoon the focus will expand to countries such as Indonesia which have successfully implemented FLEGT, to Guyana which remain on the journey, and to Brazil which has been a focus of international news in recent months.

A wider look will be taken at the flow of timber into Europe from around the world, and ultimately discuss what can be done to reduce risk and improve the quality of supply.

This one-day is free to attend for TTF members and their guests, but registration is essential.

All information available on the event site : agenda, speakers, location

About TTF: TTF is the voice of the UK timber industry, supporting and promoting its members’ interests. Its members constitute of timber importers, merchants, agents and manufacturers. TTF has been supporting timber traders for over 125 years and has seen climate change become a defining feature for the government, regulators and customers. As well as supporting its members’ interest, TTF works to maintain and enhance timber’s sustainable reputation at a national, European and international level. All members must operate under its strict Code of Conduct. TTF empowers its members to lead the standard of #trustedtimber by completing its Responsible Purchasing Process (RPP) due diligence system. Buying from a TTF member means buying #TimberYouCanTrust