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  Learn More



IWPA World of Wood Annual Convention



  Registration is now open!
Early bird ends January 7th!


We look forward to seeing you next year on April 3-5 for the 63rd World of Wood Annual Convention in Tucson, AZ.




10% Trade Tariff Beginning Monday, September 24th

On September 17th the Trump Administration announced that it had finalized the list of approximately $200 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to additional 10% tariffs following its investigation of allegations of intellectual property violations and forced technology transfer under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. Items included in the list (commonly referred to as "List 3"), including a wide variety of wood products, will be subject to an additional 10% tariff beginning Monday, September 24th. If no agreement is reached between the United States and China to de-escalate the trade tensions, the tariff rate will be raised to 25% on January 1, 2019.
In response to this action, IWPA Executive Director Cindy Squires stated:
"These new tariffs represent higher taxes paid by the American people. Tariffs hurt U.S. consumers and put U.S. manufacturers that utilize imported wood products at a competitive disadvantage. It's time for the Administration and its counterparts in China to end the cycle of tit-for-tat escalations that harm both countries and negotiate a long-term deal that provides economic certainty to U.S. businesses."


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






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