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IWPA Announces New Live Online Compliance Training for Wood Trade Professionals

Tuesday, July 28, 2020  
Alexandria, Virginia – The International Wood Products Association (IWPA) for the first time this fall will be offering three courses from its industry-leading Wood Trade Compliance Training via live online classes on the Zoom platform. IWPA will be offering three online courses for 2020: Advanced Wood Trade Compliance, Wood Products Supply Chain Mapping and Formaldehyde Emission Regulations. Each course will be taught for two hours per day from 2:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time to facilitate participation by wood trade professionals across North America.

“IWPA’s courses have served as a critical tool to provide the training and resources for wood trade professionals to successfully fulfill their role in sourcing decisions,” said IWPA Executive Director Cindy Squires. “Our live, virtual courses will deliver the same intensive and interactive instruction on sourcing and compliance. These courses will equip attendees with due diligence tools that reflect the legal requirements and the industry’s need for flexibility to adjust their corporate standards and procedures based on the particular specifications of their product, the country of origin and the complexity of their supply chain.”

Course Descriptions:

Advanced Wood Trade Compliance Training - This advanced course builds on the topics covered in the original Wood Trade Compliance course. For sourcing strategies, risk assessment methods, validation of supplier compliance to requirements and updates on the latest regulations and enforcement actions will be covered. Prerequisite: completion of the Wood Trade Compliance Training course. REGISTRATION HERE.

Wood Products Supply Chain Mapping - This advanced due diligence training course covers the basics of typical forest regulatory structures to aid the wood trade professional in understanding the wood and forest regulatory scheme of their wood sources. The course covers techniques on engaging your supplier and how to map a supply chain. REGISTRATION HERE.

Formaldehyde Emissions Regulations - The formaldehyde regulations course concentrates on emissions standards applicable to plywood, medium-density fiberboard, particle board and products that contain them. Buying and labeling basics, product coverage and exemptions, importer and distributor responsibilities, documentation requirements and updates on the most recent enforcement cases will be presented and discussed. REGISTRATION HERE.