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MTIB is a statutory body accredited to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Malaysia. Established on 1st June 1973 by an Act of Parliament ( Act 105), Malaysian Timber Industry Board (Incorporation ) Act, 1973, it has been accorded as the lead agency to enhance the development of the Malaysian timber industry. It has ten divisions namely the Trade Development, Industry Development & Research, Licensing & Enforcement, Bumiputra Entrepreneur Development, Strategic Planning, Administration & Finance, Human Resource Management, Forest Plantation, Information & Communication Technology and Public Relations and Corporate Communication. It has a total manpower of 443 employees.

MTIB's objectives are as follows:

  • To further enhance the industrialisation and up-grading of the timber industry with emphasis on value-added processing;
  • To promote and improve the markets and marketing of timber products;
  • To facilitate development of SMEs;
  • To develop and promote standards for the manufacture of quality timber products;
  • To foster orderliness in the timber trade.

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)

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.
For details refer to the Registration Guidelines or contact the Registration Unit or email to

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