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What products/services/activities require registration with MTIB?
Timber products which are meant for the export market:
Sawntimber, blockboard, chipboard, particleboard, plywood, veneer, woodchips, moulding, building, carpentary and joinery, dressed timber and all other products as listed under the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (Incorporation) Act 1973 (Schedule 1, Section 2). Click here to view the guidelines.
Services/activities which are meant for the export market:
Exporter, supplier, processor, jetty operator and timber grader.
What are the procedures /necessary documentation needed in order to be registered with MTIB?
What is Timber Information Exchange Services (TIES)?
What is the Malaysian Grading Rules(MGR)?
MGR is the grading system for Malaysian hardwood sawntimber for the export market. The system is internationally recognised. For more details on MGR, refer to MTIB publications - The Malaysian Grading Rules for Sawn Hardwood Timber, 1984 Edition.
What is Timber Verification Services, TVS?
TVS is a service provided by MTIB to ascertain that timber and timber products meet its intended specifications. It is also to promote quality consiousness among specifiers/consumers/end-users regarding timber and its applications. See Timber Verification Services window.
What are the services offered by the Timber Verification Services (TVS)?
Under the TVS, there are four types of services offered:-
a) identification of species
b) timber grading
c) determination of moisture content
d) verification of timber treatment
How to obtain the TVS?
Does MTIB publish its own publications?
Yes, MTIB publishes a wide range of publications:-
a) MASKAYU - a monthly bulletin which can be purchased from any MTIB offices nationwide. The subscription rate is RM108.00 (within Malaysia), USD 32.00 (within ASEAN) and USD 84 (other countries).
b) Malaysia Directory of Timber Trade - a biennial directory of Malaysian timber manufacturers, exporters and suppliers.
c) Technical Timber Leaflets on Malaysian timber species
d) Product leaflets.
e) Market profiles
For further details on MTIB publications, click here.