The Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) has its headquarter in France, in Nogent-sur-Marne and is a non-profit association, governed by the French law of 1901, and created in 1951 with the support of the FAO and OECD. It contributes to the sustainable and responsible development of the tropical forest-timber sector, from the forest to the markets in order to guarantee wood supply that meets current needs, without compromising the capacity for future generations.
Its mission is to facilitate effective and innovative cooperation between all stakeholders concerned to ensure the implementation of sustainable and responsible management of tropical forests by meeting their needs in terms of information, training, and technical and scientific support.
Through its triple role of:
- Technical and scientific focal point for tropical wood resource;
- Privileged discussion partner of professionals in the sector and their representation with various stakeholders (States, international organizations, NGOs, etc.),
- Manager of international programs in favor of tropical forests.
ATIBT promotes and supports inter-professional exchanges on the development of the sector and the issues that are faced. Related websites supported by ATIBT are Fair & Precious, a collective brand for promoting sustainable and certified timber from operators in the Congo basin, and My Tropical Timber, a tool to bring visibility to the actors & outlets of over 100 species of tropical timbers and which provides information on tropical timber species to consumers.
ATIBT's official website can be found here.
The European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) represents the interests of timber trade across Europe, representing key national federations for importers, merchants, and distributors.
The ETTF liaises with governmental bodies at national and international level, engages with NGOs and provides a discussion and networking forum for the EU timber trade on key issues, from legislation and the environment, to sustainable timber promotion and best practice.
The official ETTF website can be found here.
Form international, a Dutch consultancy firm, specialized in forest and plantation management and certification, is the technical partner implementing the project. For more information, visit their website.