MTCC Certificates Accepted Under The Netherlands Keurhout Protocol For Legal Origin

Seven Forest Management Units (FMUs) and 24 timber companies holding the MTCC certificates have been accepted under the Keurhout Protocol for Legal Origin (KH-LET) in The Netherlands (as at February 2006).  With this acceptance, MTCC-certified timber products originating from these FMUs and exported by these companies are allowed to carry the Keurhout Legal Timber logo.

The KH-LET includes three main aspects which require validation, i.e. (i) the requirements regarding the third party certifier; (ii) the assessment scheme; and (iii) the standard.  The KH-LET only accepts timber products containing 100% certified materials. 

Of the 24 Chain-of-Custody Certificate holders, 12 have been fully admitted while the other 12 have been partly admitted to the KH-LET system, meaning that only part of the MTCC-certified timber exported by these 12 companies has been recognised as KH-LET timber.

MTCC is in the process of submitting the assessment / surveillance reports of more certificate holders for the consideration by the Keurhout Board of Experts and is optimistic that more MTCC certificate holders will be accepted under the KH-LET.

The 24 Chain-of-Custody Certificate holders are as follows:-




Certificate Number


  1. 1.       
Bortim Sdn. Bhd., Petaling Jaya, Selangor                                             COC 001 (Partly admitted)
  1. 2.       
Mentakab Sawmill Sdn. Bhd., Temerloh, Pahang                                  COC 002 (Fully admitted)
  1. 3.       
United Trading & Sawmill Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lipis, Pahang                        COC 003 (Partly admitted)
  1. 4.       
Maran Road Sawmill Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur            COC 004 (Partly admitted)
  1. 5.       
Pan Resources Sdn. Bhd., Petaling Jaya, Selangor                                 COC 005 (Partly admitted)
  1. 6.       
Mahawangsa Timber Industries Sdn. Bhd., Mentakab, Pahang COC 006 (Fully admitted)
  1. 7.       
Kilang Papan Datuk Wan Ahmad (Raub) Sdn. Bhd., Raub, Pahang COC 007 (Fully admitted)
  1. 8.       
Asrama Raya Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur                        COC 008 (Fully admitted)
  1. 9.       
Lionex (M) Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur                           COC 009 (Partly admitted)
  1. 10.   
Exsell Corporation Sdn. Bhd., Petaling Jaya, Selangor               COC 010 (Partly admitted)
  1. 11.   
Finewood Export Associates Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur            COC 011 (Fully admitted)
  1. 12.   
Costraco Sdn. Bhd., Petaling Jaya, Selangor                                         COC 018 (Partly admitted)
  1. 13.   
TSL Timber Sdn. Bhd., Kalumpang, Selangor                           COC 019 (Fully admitted)
  1. 14.   
Salak Soon Lee Sawmill Sdn. Bhd., Salak, Selangor                 COC 021 (Fully admitted)
  1. 15.   
Seng Peng Sawmills Sdn. Bhd., Kuantan, Pahang                                  COC 022 (Fully admitted)
  1. 16.   
Lionvest Timber Industries Sdn. Bhd., Temoh, Perak                            COC 023 (Partly admitted)
  1. 17.   
Suria Dayapi Timber Products Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur COC 024 (Partly admitted)
  1. 18.   
Kilang Papan Bukit Emas Sdn. Bhd., Raub, Pahang                              COC 036 (Fully admitted)
  1. 19.   
Victory Enterprise Sdn. Bhd., Klang, Selangor                          COC 037 (Partly admitted)
  1. 20.   
Leong Seng Sawmill Sdn. Bhd., Kuantan, Pahang                                 COC 039 (Fully admitted)
  1. 21.   
Papanjaya Sdn. Bhd., Semenyih, Selangor                                            COC 042 (Fully admitted)
  1. 22.   
Sim Seng Huat Timber Industries Sdn. Bhd., Klang, Selangor           COC 043 (Partly admitted)
  1. 23.   
Guan Hin Sawmill & Hardware Sdn. Bhd., Chemor, Perak                        COC 045 (Fully admitted)
  1. 24.   
Lengkap Arif Sdn. Bhd., Batu Caves, Selangor                         COC 051 (Partly admitted)