The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) is a statutory body accredited to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities. MTIB was established in 1973 by an Act of Parliament. The main objective is to promote and coordinate the overall development of the timber industry.
To be the prime agency instrumental for the development of a competitive timber industry.
To enhance the sustainable growth of the Malaysian timber industry through the provision of a conducive environment and continuous extension of quality services.
Ensure that applications for registration as exporters, suppliers, processor,graders and jetty operators are approved within 3 days of receipt of the applications;
Ensure that applications for the renewal of registration are approved within 2 days of receipt of the complete applications;
Ensure that each application for the renewal of export and import licenses are processed online and approved within 30 minutes of receipt;
Carry out timber inspection services on export consignments on the date of inspection requested, provided the application is received at least a day prior to the inspection date;
Ensure full payment is made within 12 days after receipt of invoices;
Conduct the Timber Verification Service in the period not exceeding 3 days after receipt of application;and
Provide feedback to all trade inquiries received within 2 days.
MTIB is responsible for initiating development of the various sectors of the timber industry and providing technical, marketing and other forms of assistance to ensure their continued growth within a rapidly industrialising Malaysian economy. As specifically provided by the Act, MTIB objectives include:
To further enhance industrialisation and upgrading of the timber industry with emphasis on value-added processing.
To promote and improve the markets and marketing of timber products.
To facilitate and strengthen the development of SMEs.
To develop and promote standard in quality timber products.
To foster orderliness in timber trade.
To regulate and control the trade in, and the marketing and distribution of timber;
To promote and improve the trade in, and markets for timber;
To co-ordinate activities for effective marketing and shipping of timber;
To encourage effective utilization of timber with emphasis on product diversification and to promote improvement and economy in the methods of processing timber;
To provide technical advisory services and training required to assist in the development of existing timber industries and the establishment of new industries;
To assist the timber industries in the marketing of timber;
To organize and assist in the consolidation of the small-scale timber industries and the closer integration of the activities of the timber industries generally, so as to achieve greater efficiency in, and secure a stronger base for, the timber industry as a whole;
To gather information on and maintain records of all relevant matters relating to the timber industry; and
Generally to do everything within the scope of the objectives for the betterment and proper conduct of the timber industry