ATIBT, a trade association representing the private tropical forest sector

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REPRESENTING AND DEFENDING THE INTERESTS OF INDUSTRY PLAYERS

REPRESENTING AND DEFENDING THE INTERESTS OF INDUSTRY PLAYERS

ATIBT promotes the sustainable, ethical and legal tradeof tropical timber as a natural and renewable resource. This activity is key for the socio-economic development of producing countries, and for consuming countriesit is a valuable source of raw materials that are destined for various industrial uses.

A SOURCE OF INSTITUTIONAL, TECHNICAL AND COMMERCIAL NEWS

A SOURCE OF INSTITUTIONAL, TECHNICAL AND COMMERCIAL NEWS

ATIBT provides professionals and the general public with a significant amount of institutional, technical and trade news on the major issues involving  the  tropical  timber  sector:  the  promotion  of  legality,  sustainable forest management, improved industrial timber proces-sing methods and the promotion of lesser known species.

ATIBT’s  technical  expertise  and  plurality  of  skills  is  enhanced  by  the  diversity  of  its  membership  base:  private  forest  sector  companies, industrial and commercial players, international and national institutions, States that have signed the ATIBT Convention, research  institutes,  professional  and  non-professional  associa-tions  and  suppliers  of  equipment,  transit,  transport  and  other  services related to the timber industry.

PROMOTING AND MONITORING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICIES

PROMOTING AND MONITORING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICIES

ATIBT acts in favour of the sustainable management of tropical forests and a healthy economy that promotes social development. It promotes and implements low-impact logging techniques for improved use of the resource.

It ensures improved knowledge of the raw material - wood - in terms of its use, industrialisation, consumption and promotion.It supports national and international forest certification systemsin order to enhance their transparency and credibility.