All international traders of wood products are being urged to attend the Global WoodMart 2010 in Malaysia by The Timber Trade Federation (TTF).

The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) recently reported an overwhelming response to its inaugural WoodMart in Kuala Lumpur on October 19-20 – a one-stop selling, buying and networking platform for timber products from Malaysia and around the world.

“Global WoodMart is an excellent forum for traders to develop their contacts, but also for prospective companies to learn about trading with Malaysia,” said Rachel Butler, TTF head of sustainability.

Government funding is available to contribute towards TTF member involvement in the event.

The TTF, MTC and the European Forestry Initiative, among other partners, will host a seminar before the event starts on October 18 to raise awareness of changing market requirements and Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT).

The seminar agenda will include information on Voluntary Partnership Agreements, due diligence regulation, the US Lacey Act and government procurement.

The TTF is also hosting a drop-in stand for buyers and suppliers to ask specific questions on market access and FLEGT.

For more information contact Rachel Butler on