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



Save the date! 


Join IWPA and industry colleagues March 14-16 for the 62nd World of Wood Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA. Check out the Convention page for more information.



IWPA Advocacy Centers on Industry's Role in U.S. Manufacturing
August 7, 2017

Posted by Cindy Squires

This summer has been a fast-paced season in Washington, and it is hard to believe we have already made it to Congress’s traditional August Recess, the break during which Members of Congress head home to take stock of the year’s policy battles and prepare for the sprint to the end of the year. As this column goes to press, President Trump is working with Republican leaders in the House and Senate to hammer out a deal on health care reform that they hope will break the legislative logjam and allow them to move on to other priorities like tax reform and infrastructure improvement.  Read More


Trump Trade Policy Taking Shape
June 5, 2017

Posted by Cindy Squires

With the first 100 days of the Trump Administration in the rearview mirror and more and more of the President’s team moving into the federal agencies, it is an important time for wood trade professionals to take stock of the President’s agenda. There is no question that President Trump is the most business-friendly president in generations. That said, his “America First” principle, if implemented in a manner that does not take into account the realities of modern manufacturing supply chains, could imperil U.S. competitiveness and cost our economy the very jobs we all agree are so important. Read More


Imports Targeted in Tax Reform Push
April 3, 2017

Posted by Cindy Squires

There are few things that have the potential to unite the business community like tax cuts. Simplifying the tax code to significantly reduce both corporate and individual tax rates could free up significant revenue that could be reinvested in expanding one’s business. With the voters delivering control of both the White House and Congress to the Republicans, tax reform has been listed as one of their highest priorities for 2017. Read More


Lifting the Fog of Uncertainty at World of Wood in San Francisco
February 6, 2017

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


Top 10 Takeaways from EPA Formaldehyde Rule
December 5, 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
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