TLAS New Import Regulation and International Timber Product Importers Directory

Date: 15 January 2016

To:

1. All MFC Members

2. 13 State associations, PEKA secretariat

 

Below important announcements from MTIB:

1. New Import Regulation Under Timber Legality Assurance system (TLAS)

Please be informed that with effect from 1 January 2016, applications for import licenses of round logs, large square and scanting (LSS) and polywood, shall obtain legality feom producing countries. This regulation is to fulfll the requirements of Timber Legality assurance system(TLAS).

There are six (6) documents adopted as legaliyu evidence, namely:

(1) The FLEGT License under Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade;

(2) CITES Permit from member countries of Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna;

(3) Timber Certification such as PEFC,MTCS;

(4) Certificationof Voluntary Legality Scheme;

(5) Legality Document issued by any agency / relating association recognised by Producing Countries; and

(6) Customs Declaration Form from Producing Countries

All importers of round logs, large square and scantling (LSS) and polywood, are required to take measure, all importers of other timber products are also advised to obtain legality evidence from respective producing countries , particularly for products which will undergo futher processing, and to be re-exported to the European Union Countries.

Kindly contact MTIB @ 03-9282 2235 for your inquiry.

Click HERE to download New Import Regulation in PDF format.

 

2. MITB International Timber Product Importers Directory

Enclosed the International Timber Product Importers Directory from Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) for your reference.

This directory providesuseful information / leads on timber importers and their contact details for the beneficiary of Malaysian timber exporters to network and extend their business / market globally.

Click HERE to download International Timber Product Importers Directory in PDF format. 

 

致会员同仁及各州属会,

 
以下有马来西亚木材工业局(MTIB)发出的两项通告:
 
(一)有关木材合法性保证系统(TLAS)欧盟森林执法、施政与贸易(FLEGT)自愿合作协议(VPA
 
201333日起,欧盟木材法令(EU Timber Regulations,EUTR)禁止在欧盟市场中销售非法采伐之木材及以此类木材加工之产品。盖广泛的木材产品,包括家具、纸浆和纸张、原木树桐以及锯木。这项法令强制规定欧盟市场的营运者设有一套合适的系统,以确保木材来源的合法性。
 
我国与欧盟之间针对此法令,展开欧盟森林执法、施政与贸易(FLEGT)自愿合作协议(Voluntary Partnership Agreement, VPA)的协商,如今已进入尾声。
 
马来西亚木材工业局(MTIB采取的措施,即通过木材合法性保证系统(TLAS),遏止非法采伐木材和木材产品的贸易,以确保出口产品符合欧盟木材法令(EU Timber Regulations, EUTR)。
 
因此,从201611日起,圆木、LSS及胶合板进口执照的申请,需持有原料生产国提供合法文件,以符合木材合法性保证系统(TLAS)的准则。
 
以下6个文件可作为合法证据,即:
(1)     FLEGT准证
(2)     CITES准证
(3)     PEFCMTCS木材认证
(4)     自愿合法性计划认证证书
(5)     生产国承认的合法文件
(6)     生产国海关申报文件
 
这项法令涵木材合法性保证系统(TLAS)一共分成6项原则(Prinsip),24个执行表(Jadual Perlaksanaan)。
 
根据FLEGT VPA协定,MTIB须要确认所有进出口木材所附上的文件。因此,总会促请有出口家具或木制产品到欧洲的会员公司需提高警惕,所准备的出口文件,需符合当局设定的相关条规。
 
有疑问者,可致电向MTIB查询(03-9282 2235)。

请点击此处下载木材合法性保证系统(TLAS)(PDF format).

 
 
(二)国际木材产品进口国指南
 
附上MTIB发出的国际木材产品进口国指南。
 
该指南提供进口国家相关资料及联络,对木材及家具业者出口商来说具有参考价值。
 
 请点击此处下载木材产品进口国指南(PDF format).
 
 
 
Secretariat
Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC)
秘书处
马来西亚家具总会
 
Lot 19A, 19th Floor, Menara PGRM
8 Jalan Pudu Ulu, Cheras
56100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-9282 2333
Fax: 03-9286 2296