Why we're asking you to register

The registration process enables us to learn more about the people who use the ITTO MIS. This helps us develop the service and to promote it, including to the donors who ensure that we can continue to deliver it free of charge.

By registering you will have access to the twice-monthly ITTO MIS bulletins, which provide market news and price trends from around the world. You will obtain indicative prices for over 400 tropical timber and added-value products from the major tropical timber producers, and you will gain access to back issues of the bulletin, a valuable source of trade data for trend analysis.

Why is the delivery of timely and accurate tropical timber market and trade news important? After all, many people hold the tropical timber industry at least partly responsible for tropical forest destruction. But a tropical timber industry and trade operating in a sustainable way can make a substantial contribution to the development and conservation of tropical forest resources. The tropical timber trade and industry also provide much-needed employment, exchange earnings and tax revenue - income that helps justify keeping forests as forests. Moreover, the growth of the industrial sector assists the development of important infrastructure such as electricity and water supplies, roads, schools, hospitals, telecommunications and ports.

Join the ITTO MIS which currently serves almost 20,000 subscribers.