Legality and certification are global requirements that need to be addressed, especially to ensure that the country's timber industry continues to remain sustainable and competitive in the international market. The timber product legality system for Peninsular Malaysia, which was first introduced as a result of negotiations with the EU on the FLEGT-VPA platform, is an initiative that needs to gain credibility and expand, to ensure the country's timber supply continues to gain international recognition and further ensure an increase in the export value of wood products from the state.
To make sure that forest and plantation products, as well as the country's natural resources and the processes that go into both domestic and international trade, are safe, people need to follow the law all the way through the supply chain.
MTIB has been developing MyTLAS since 2012 and the issuance of MyTLAS Certificates for export purposes to European Union (EU) countries started in February 2013. MyTLAS is a timber legality verification system issued by Peninsular Malaysia, based on six (6) principles and 24 TLAS tables.
The issuance of the MyTLAS Certificate is based on the timber legality system, also known as the Timber Legality Assurance System Peninsular Malaysia (MyTLAS). It is a government initiative to make sure that the wood that comes from trees can be traced all the way through the processing chain (chain of custody) to the end point (export).
The timber legality system has undergone 2 auditing sessions by third parties in 2013 and 2020. The audit results in 2020 confirmed that the MyTLAS legality system is credible and meets the timber legality requirements. The strengthening and consolidation of MyTLAS has been implemented in collaboration with all implementing agencies.
Click on this link to download the Summary Report-Compliance Audit of Timber Legality Assurance System (MYTLAS) Peninsular Malaysia.
Garis Panduan Permohonan Sijil Timber Legality Assurance System (MyTLAS) Semenanjung Malaysia