MTIB is a statutory body accredited to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Malaysia. Established on 1st June 1973 by an Act of Parliament ( Act 105), Malaysian Timber Industry Board (Incorporation ) Act, 1973, it has been accorded as the lead agency to enhance the development of the Malaysian timber industry. It has ten divisions namely the Trade Development, Industry Development & Research, Licensing & Enforcement, Bumiputra Entrepreneur Development, Strategic Planning, Administration & Finance, Human Resource Management, Forest Plantation, Information & Communication Technology and Public Relations and Corporate Communication. It has a total manpower of 443 employees.
MTIB's objectives are as follows:
Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) is a government promotional agency that responsible for initiating development of the various sectors of the timber industry and providing technical, marketing and other forms of assistance to ensure continued growth within a rapidly industrialising Malaysian economy. Our functions include:
*to regulate and control the trade in, and the marketing and distribution of timber, and
*to promote and improve, the trade in, and markets for timber.