As a Central agency which belongs to the Ministry of Natural Resources of the People's Republic of China, the NFGA is responsible for China’s forestry and grassland activities, such as policy making, plantation establishment, conservation and wood industry management. The NFGA is growing more and more engaged in international policy dialogues regarding illegal logging. It was founded in 1949 as Ministry of Forestry and Farming. On November 5, 1951, it changed to Ministry of Forestry, and the farming section was transferred to Ministry of Agriculture.
The Ministry of Natural Resources was formed on 19 March 2018. Its predecessor are the Ministry of Land and Resources, State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping and State Oceanic Administration. It also carries out some functions from other governmental bodies. Responsibilities of the new ministry will include overseeing the development and protection of China’s natural 2resources, setting up and implementing a spatial planning system, and establishing a system for paid use of natural resources.
Administering and supervising the central government expenditures for economic development, the appropriation for central government financed projects, and funds for technological innovation and new product testing.
MOFCOM’s responsibilities include formulating strategies, guidelines and policies for developing domestic and foreign trade and international economic cooperation. MOFCOM also handles the regulation of import and export commodities and processing trade, and compiles catalogues of import and export commodities and technologies.
CAF is a comprehensive, multi-discipline and public research institution affiliated to the State Forestry Administration (SFA).
CAF is principally engaged in forestry research and offers scientific and technical support to accelerate forestry development, improvement and management. The department of Forest Policy and Information of CAF has good knowledge of FLEGT.
The CNFPIA is a large, national association representing as many as 1200 members. Members encompass businesses, organizations and individuals from the timber production and processing industries, including flooring, wood-based panels and sawn wood. This organization was founded in 1988 and is supported by the State Forestry Administration.
CTWPDA is a large, national association that promotes the timber industry, timber market development and the international timber trade according to the interests of its members. Its over 600 members are engaged in the production of wood products, forest products distribution, wholesale markets, research and other related industrial sectors in China.
The first international conservation organization invited to work in China, WWF has been active here since 1980.WWF China’s forest program targets: To conserve biodiversity and ecological processes of forests to secure sustainable development for present and future generations.
GFTN-China is the Chinese chapter of WWF's Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), WWF's initiative to eliminate illegal logging and improve the management of valuable and threatened forests.