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Certification and Verification 

Statement and Links to Providers

The International Wood Products Association (IWPA) acknowledges the interest in certified timber products and verification of good forest management. A number of certification and verification systems are in operation or in development today, and IWPA makes no judgment against or endorsement of any single plan. Certification can serve as an audit of work already being done toward improved forest management. An absence of certification, however, does not mean there is a lack of quality forest management. IWPA wishes to recognize the efforts that many countries and companies are making with regard to improved forest management practices. Further, the Association strongly endorses the right of individual countries and companies which become involved with certification or the verification of forest management to pursue the development of their own internal auditing system or the selection of one that is already established....Read full IWPA Statement on Certification.

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IWPA Position Statements

IWPA takes the lead on important issues related to the imported wood products. The Board of Directors has developed and approved the following:

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