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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.The day-long session arms those buying and selling wood products with the latest information about resources and procedures that will allow them to tailor a compliance system to their company’s market niche.



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 in this day long course.   Prerequisite completion of the Wood Trade Compliance Training course. The course will be taught at day-long sessions.









This half-day program introduces the wood trade professional to the key components of a compliance audit, the critical post-audit next steps of addressing non-conformities and corrective actions and some common techniques for conducting desk and site audits.Prerequisite completion of the Wood Trade Compliance Training course.










This half-day 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.










IWPA has developed our due diligence resources and training course to empower compliance professionals working to meet the due care requirements of the Lacey Act and other laws and
provide them with the tools they need to successfully fulfill their role in sourcing decisions,
IWPA Executive Director Cindy Squires.


The World Resources Institute is pleased to be supporting IWPA in developing the Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Tools Course, and in turn thanks the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), our supporter and partner in the Forest Legality Alliance (FLA) initiative.  IWPA has been a leading voice among FLA’s 130 members, and this course came out of discussions amongst both IWPA and  FLA members concerned with practical and effective measures to build industry capacity for compliance  with the Lacey Act and other wood legality measures.

Director, Forest Legality Alliance and Government Relations, Forests Program | World Resources Institute Charles Barber





IWPA Wood Trade Compliance Training Badge is for wood trade compliance professionals who have completed the full day training course -- Seeing the Forest and the Trees:  Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Tools.  The course is for CEOs, CFOs, buyers, compliance staff, customs specialists, sales staff,  overseas producers and exporters involved in the wood trade. 




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