International Wood Products Association

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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.   Learn More



IWPA World of Wood Annual Convention




Thank you to all who attended the 60th World of Wood Annual Convention in Austin, Texas. We hope you will join us next year in San Francisco, CA - April 5-7, 2017.



At World of Wood, Industry Racing to Tackle Challenges
May 9, 2016

Posted by Cindy Squires

As I sit down to write this column the IWPA offices are returning to normal after the whirlwind of planning and executing our 60th World of Wood Annual Convention. For the second year in a row a record number of attendees registered to participate in a full agenda of speakers and panel discussions, networking events, and who can forget the armadillo racing that proved even more hilarious than I imagined. I couldn’t decide whether the armadillos were cute or hideous, but as the attendees scrambled to herd them across the finish line I couldn’t help but think about the economic and regulatory twists and turns that must be negotiated as our members scramble to guide their companies to profitability.  Read More

Due Care Training Your Company Can Use
March 7, 2016

Posted by Cindy Squires

Consistent readers of Import/Export Wood Purchasing News know that IWPA has been working for several months to develop a due diligence training course that seeks to help wood products importers understand the tools and resources that are available to help them meet their compliance responsibilities. After nearly a year, and with the steadfast support of IWPA members and with help from the World Resources Institute and the U.S. Agency for International Development, we are excited to announce that we are now accepting registrants for the first classes this summer.  Read More


Industry Intelligence More Important Than Ever
January 13, 2016

Posted by Cindy Squires

As we worked to put the final touches on the agenda for the 60th World of Wood Annual Convention in beautiful Austin, Texas, I was struck by how many issues IWPA is engaged in will have lasting impacts on the future of our industry. The relative health of the U.S. economy, the strong dollar, and new sourcing opportunities have led to strong growth of U.S. wood products imports, but legal and regulatory issues are percolating that require immediate and constant attention and IWPA is working every day to make sure our members have the information they need to find opportunity where others find only frustration.  Read More

60th World of Wood Packed With Info Your Company Needs
December 14, 2015

Posted by Cindy Squires

The first signs of winter can mean only one thing for IWPA: World of Wood Convention planning is in full swing. We are just a few months away from the one event that brings together every sector of the North American imported wood products industry, the 60th World of Wood Annual Convention which will take place April 6-8 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas.  Read More


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