Who we are

The Timber Trade Portal is a cooperation between ATIBT, Form International and its sponsoring partners.
Together we work to improve the legality of timber trade worldwide and to facilitate access to reliable information.



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.

Form International


Form International is a specialised management, investment and consulting firm active in the space of sustainable (agro)forestry, nature-based solutions, landscape management and restoration in (sub)tropical Africa, Asia and Latin America. The company was established in 1992 and is based in Hattem, the Netherlands. 

Form International creates and delivers innovative and sustainable solutions for forestry-related projects, investors, supply chain actors, governments, NGOs and local communities worldwide. Its services and projects provide for multiple returns on investment for people, planet, profit and purpose.

Assets developed and managed for our clients thus far encompass 30,000 hectares of sustainable forest plantations, forest restoration, nature conservation and agroforestry in Ghana (e.g. Form Ghana) and Tanzania (e.g. SFI Tanzania).

Form International’s website can be found here.