International Wood Products Association

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Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Tools Course

IWPA’s original 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 Classes Added for 2018** Learn More



IWPA World of Wood Annual Convention



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Thank you to all who attended our convention in New Orleans.  We look forward to seeing you next year on April 3-5 for the 63rd World of Wood Annual Convention in Tucson, AZ.




Statement from IWPA Exec. Dir. Cindy Squires on 232 Tariffs
June 1, 2018

Posted by Cindy Squires

The escalating protectionism we have seen in recent days hurts everyone, including U.S. manufacturers and consumers that benefit from global supply chains. IWPA members include more than 200 companies and trade organizations engaged in the import and export of hardwoods and softwoods from around the globe.  There are thousands of American jobs throughout the supply chain associated with our industry.  Read More


As Tariffs Loom, IWPA Joins Value Chain Coalition
March 7, 2018

Posted by Cindy Squires

Following President Donald J. Trump’s March 1st announcement that he intends to impose national security tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum, economists and trade experts are spilling barrels of ink speculating about the impact they will have on the economy both here in the U.S. and around the world. While initially it might seem this action won’t have a direct impact on our industry, second- and third-order impacts could be serious.  Read More


2018 Brings New IWPA Wood Trade Compliance Courses
January 9, 2018

Posted by Cindy Squires

When IWPA originally rolled out our Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Tools course in 2016 we didn’t know quite what to expect. While there was clear demand for the latest information about best practices and available resources for compliance with the requirements of the Lacey Act, we weren’t able to quantify that demand because there had never been an industry-developed course quite like it. Thankfully, the course was extremely well-received, helping to foster and connect a new corps of compliance professionals that are armed with the latest knowledge and resources that allows their companies, from the smallest family businesses to huge multi-national corporations, to import wood products confidently.  Read More


62nd World of Wood a Must Attend Event for Importers
December 4, 2017

Posted by Cindy Squires

As we move into winter it’s hard to believe we are just a few short months away from the one event that brings together every sector of the North American imported wood products industry, the 62nd World of Wood Annual Convention which will take place March 14-16 at the Hotel Monteleone in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana.

We are especially excited to return to New Orleans which, in addition to being a cultural gem filled with amazing music, distinctive cuisine, and never-ending revelry, is home to a cluster of long-time IWPA members as well as the Port of New Orleans, a vital hub for imported wood products. Consider inviting suppliers and customers alike to join you to sample the unique creole culture while also catching up on cutting-edge design trends, the latest economic information, and critical legal and regulatory developments.  Read More





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