TTAP procedures in Producer countries and in Europe
How does TTAP work in producer countries?
Timber trade federations and their members identify specific supply chains anchored in TTAP producer countries, then local TTAP teams contact the timber suppliers, forests, sawmills and factories.
Or a tropical country timber producer contacts TTAP because they are willing to move toward a legality certificate, then the TTAP team contacts one of their European buyers to ask if they are willing to nominate a supplier.
Then in both cases, TTAP conducts a gap assessment to evaluate the ability of the company to become legally verified. On the basis of the gap assessment, an Action Plan is developed to reach legal standards. A Chain of Custody system is implemented throughout the supply chain and a strong relationship established with the suppliers to support them on a daily basis. Finally, the process is audited to prove third party verified legality.
See individual links for more details on each step.
How does TTAP work in Europe?
The TTAP project receives funding from the European Union. This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of TFT and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.