International Wood Products Association

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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 **New Classes Added for 2018** Learn More



IWPA World of Wood Annual Convention



Save the date! 


Join IWPA and industry colleagues March 14-16 for the 62nd World of Wood Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA. Check out the Convention page for more information.



62nd World of Wood a Must Attend Event for Importers
December 4, 2017

Posted by Cindy Squires

As we move into winter it’s hard to believe we are just a few short months away from the one event that brings together every sector of the North American imported wood products industry, the 62nd World of Wood Annual Convention which will take place March 14-16 at the Hotel Monteleone in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana.

We are especially excited to return to New Orleans which, in addition to being a cultural gem filled with amazing music, distinctive cuisine, and never-ending revelry, is home to a cluster of long-time IWPA members as well as the Port of New Orleans, a vital hub for imported wood products. Consider inviting suppliers and customers alike to join you to sample the unique creole culture while also catching up on cutting-edge design trends, the latest economic information, and critical legal and regulatory developments.  Read More


Washington Briefing Connects Wood Importers with Policymakers
October 9, 2017

Posted by Cindy Squires

Every good business must from time to time take a moment to assess its progress and future direction and stay connected to its community. Recently, IWPA did that at our annual Member Meeting and Washington Briefing. This year we updated our Strategic Plan and took the time to educate policymakers about our industry’s needs.  Read More


IWPA Advocacy Centers on Industry's Role in U.S. Manufacturing
August 7, 2017

Posted by Cindy Squires

This summer has been a fast-paced season in Washington, and it is hard to believe we have already made it to Congress’s traditional August Recess, the break during which Members of Congress head home to take stock of the year’s policy battles and prepare for the sprint to the end of the year. As this column goes to press, President Trump is working with Republican leaders in the House and Senate to hammer out a deal on health care reform that they hope will break the legislative logjam and allow them to move on to other priorities like tax reform and infrastructure improvement.  Read More


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