Center for International Trade in Forest Products (CINTRAFOR)

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CINTRAFOR, University of Washington

“CINTRAFOR helps forest products exports by:

  • Collecting & distributing information on rapidly changing foreign markets, including consumption trends, distribution channels, trading systems, codes/standards & the regulatory environment;
  • Applying research findings to technical, environmental, economic, social & resource management problems that impede exports of specific products;
  • Training forest products professionals by providing funding for graduate level research on the international trade of forest products.”

CINTRAFOR is one of three applied research centers within the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.  It is one of the premier academic sources of applied forest products market and economic research in the United States.cintrafor news

The centre is an excellent source of practical market intelligence reports, both for the US and Asia.  A good way to keep track of current information is subscribing to their free newsletter.

A listing of CINTRAFOR Working Papers and Special Reports is available here.