High-Value-Added Wood Products in South-East Asia: An export guide

Exporting responsibly sourced high-value-added wood products from South-East Asia, including the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, can drive economic growth. Rising demand for timber in Europe offers opportunities for small to medium-sized producers. Strengthening the regional wood-processing sector through increased exports can yield significant economic and social benefits.


This guide provides essential information on European Union (EU) import requirements, showcases potential products for the European market and facilitates successful exports from South-East Asia to the EU. It serves as a valuable resource to help governments tackle climate change and address sustainability and quality issues to ensure exporters maintain market access.

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