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About Us

Why We Exist

The International Wood Products Association is the leading international trade association for the North American international wood products industry. We bring together every segment of the global supply chain, from producers and service providers to importers, distributors, manufacturers, and retailers. We create value for our members by uniting businesses, providing them with opportunities for improvement and growth, and representing them with a powerful voice.

IWPA is committed to supporting the legal and sustainable harvesting of wood products from around the world. By building understanding and demand in North America for globally sourced wood products, we are supporting the sustainable management of global forests for both current and future generations. This benefits the local communities that depend on the forest resource while generating economic growth and quality jobs for those who manufacture, sell, and use these remarkable products in North America.

Mission Statement:

To build acceptance and demand in North America for globally sourced wood products from sustainably managed forests.

Our Values

  • Visionary Leadership
  • Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability 
  • High Ethical Standards
  • Service to Members
  • Lifelong Learning and Exchange of Ideas