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What Are MTIB's Main Services/Activities?

Trade Development Division
Trade development, market research, promotion and marketing advisory services.

Industry Development Division
Technical advisory, training/skills upgrading, monitoring worldwide standards and standards writing, and timber verification services.

Licensing & Enforcement Division
Regulation of trade, issuance of export licences, processing import approvals , and inspection services

Strategic Planning and Corporate Affairs Division
Collating and disseminating statistical records and information on the timber industry, monitoring the development of the timber industry and formulating strategic industrial/organisational plans for the overall betterment of the timber industry. Fostering goodwill with the public as well as promoting a better understanding of MTIB's operations.

Bumiputera Entrepreneur Development Division
Coordinate development activities for Bumiputera companies in the manufacturing and marketing of thier products.

Forest Plantation Division
Coordinate the implementation of forest plantation programmes and related activites.

Management Services Division
Planning and managing human resource aspect of the organisation.General administration, human resource management, procurement and managing the finances of MTIB.

Information Technology Division
Providing technical assistance for proper peripheral and software maintenance and information system development.

Fibre and Biocomposite Development Centre (FIDEC)
Accelerate the application of research findings into commercial manufacturing of biocomposite products.

Wood Industry Skills Development Centre (WISDEC)

What Products/Services/Activities Require Registration With MTIB?

1. Products
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.

2. Services/Activities
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?

For details refer to the Registration Guidelines or contact the Registration Unit or email to pendaftaran[at]mtib[dot]gov[dot]my

What Is Timber Information Exchange Services (TIES)?

Being the development agency for the Malaysian timber industry, Timber Information Exchange Service (TIES) is another service which MTIB provides to the industry. It links interested buyers with local suppliers. Potential buyers could save time and cost as MTIB helps to identify relevant suppliers for products of their interest. In addition, such enquiries will also be circulated to companies which are interested to seek and explore new market opportunities.

To be included in the circulation list of all enquiries received, local suppliers and exporters are invited to subscribe to the TIES. Now, it is open to all Malaysian Exporters and Suppliers. For those interested to access TIES, please apply your User ID and Password by filling the TIES Subscription Form. THERE IS NO FEE CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE. Click here to login.

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.

Last Updated: 30 December 2019