Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) started operation in January 1999 as an independent organisation to develop and operate the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS).  As a voluntary national scheme, the MTCS provides for independent assessment of forest management practices and audit of timber product manufacturers or exporters to ascertain that the timber products manufactured or exported are sourced from sustainably managed forests. This is to ensure the sustainable management of Malaysia’s natural forest and forest plantations, as well as to meet the demand for certified timber products. The audits are conducted by independent certification body (CB) notified under the MTCS.

The MTCS has been endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes, the largest forest certification programme, representing more than 300 million ha of certified forests worldwide. The MTCS is also the first tropical timber certification scheme in the Asia Pacific region to be endorsed by the PEFC.

  • 4.62 million ha of PEFC-MTCS Certified Forest (as of 15 April 2020)
  • 18 FMUs and 6 FPMUs
  • 381 PEFC Certificate for Chain of Custody Holders (as of 29 February 2020)


October 19, 2020
MTCC Work From Home Notice

In view of the spike in Covid-19 cases and the confirmation of three cases … Continue reading “MTCC Work From Home Notice”

October 14, 2020
Timber Trade 2020: Malaysia and Germany – status, challenges, perspectives

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted international timber trade and caused numerous challenges to both … Continue reading “Timber Trade 2020: Malaysia and Germany – status, challenges, perspectives”

October 13, 2020
MTCC’s Business Operations Continue As Usual During CMCO

Following the announcement by Senior Minister, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on 12 October, … Continue reading “MTCC’s Business Operations Continue As Usual During CMCO”

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