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.
The ATIF assists member companies to:
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.
- 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.