Established in 2000, the Vietnam Timber & Forest Products Association (VIFORES), is a local non-governmental organization, representing the community of wood and non-wood forest products processing companies, plantation establishments and wood trading (import/export) companies.

VIFORES has over 1,000 member companies. It maintains close ties and connections with wood industry associations operating in different locations/regions of Vietnam.

The main activities of VIFORES are focused on:

– providing advices/consultancies for policy- and decision-making agencies,

– supporting member companies in investments and trade promotion, product marketing, training and global integration.

The main channel for VIFORES’s communication with member companies and relevant clients is the bilingual (Vietnamese & English) magazine “GoViet – VietWood) which is issued monthly in printed and electronic versions.

While supporting member companies to pursue sustainable forest management and responsible wood processing and trading business, VIFORES strives to contribute to national socio-economic development, to promote science and technology and to trade cooperation with overseas partners.