International Wood Products Association

Join our community and grow with us. IWPA represents companies and organizations worldwide. Search for ipe decking, meranti plywood and anything else imported with the assurance that products provided by IWPA members meet your environmental and quality specifications. Join IWPA today.

Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Tools Course

IWPA’s due diligence training course was developed in partnership with the World Resources Institute utilizing U.S. Agency for International Development funding. The course provides attendees with a comprehensive analysis of the requirements of the Lacey Act and other laws relevant to trade in wood products **New Class Added Aug. 30th in South Bend** Learn More



IWPA World of Wood Annual Convention




Thank you to all who attended the 61st World of Wood Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA.  We hope you will join us next year We hope you will join us next year in New Orleans, LA March 14-16, 2018.



IWPA Encouraged by U.S.-Peru Dialogue on Forest Governance
November 21, 2016

Posted by Cindy Squires

In a positive development, IWPA was pleased to see that on November 4th the governments of the U.S. and Peru issued a Joint Statement recognizing that both nations have worked together to fulfill the forest governance objectives set by the US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement. The statement highlights significant actions the Peruvian Government is taking to strengthen its forestry sector, and the United States welcomed the announcements Peru made regarding actions they are continuing to take to promote trade in legally-sourced wood products.  Read More


Top 10 Takeaways from EPA Formaldehyde Rule
November 4, 2016

Posted by Cindy Squires

If your company imports, sells, or utilizes wood panel products, it is critical that you understand the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new final rule implementing the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act. The final version of this regulation was published on December 12, 2016, which triggers the sequence of effective dates under the rule Read More


Elections Have Consequences
September 6, 2016

Posted by Cindy Squires

It is hard to believe but fall is upon us. In addition to the leaves changing color and the return of football, Fall 2016 brings with it the close of one of the more colorful election seasons in recent memory. At the presidential level, the choice facing voters includes the two least popular major party candidates in history according to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll. It is yet to be seen whether this will depress voter turnout or alternatively drive it higher as many Americans vote against a candidate rather than for one. Whatever your motivation, your vote matters so please do get out and vote! Read More


CITES Meeting Highlights Importance of Engagement
July 12, 2016

Posted by Cindy Squires

For many in the imported wood products business, compliance with the requirements of the Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is a fact of life. Ensuring each shipment’s paperwork is in order and the proper stamp is in place is just another step that must be taken to ensure that the harvest of the goods in question is not detrimental to the survival of the timber species that has been slated for protection under the Convention. Read More


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