Welcome to ATIF

The Australian Timber Importers Federation Inc (ATIF) is the peak national body representing the business interests of timber and wood-based product importing and wholesaling companies.
More Broadly the ATIF represents and advocates for the importing sector of the timber industry in national fora.  ATIF is governed by a constitution and board of directors.

The ATIF assists member companies to:
  • Strengthen their commercial performance
  • Improve market opportunities and competitive advantage in order to increase overall demand for timber and wood based products
  • Understand and discharge environmental responsibilities
  • Support and promote innovation, research and development

The ATIF interacts with Federal Government ministers and departments on various issues, such as the strategic importance of timber imports to housing and domestic employment, legality assurance and certification systems and forest management policy and practice.

Timber importers welcome findings of dumping enquiry
The Australia Timber Importers Federation (ATIF) welcomes the findings of the Australia Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs) enquiry into dumping allegations directed at structural timber products and the decision to recommend to the Minister for Home Affairs that the investigation be terminated.
Critical year in prospect for timber importers
The reality that imported timber products will continue to be an increasingly critical ingredient of Australia’s housing construction industry this year and in the foreseeable future has sharpened the focus on the importance of a strong timber importing sector to enable the country to deal with its housing goals.
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