American Lumber Standards Committee
The American Lumber Standard Committee Incorporated (ALSC) provides an accreditation program for grademarking lumber which includes requirements, policies, and enforcement. ALSC is responsible for virtually all softwood lumber in North America.
American Wood Council
The American Wood Council (AWC) is a developer of internationally recognized standards for wood design and construction.
Animal and Plant Inspection Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) ensures the health and care of animals and plants. APHIS improves agricultural productivity and contributes to the national economy and public health.
Australian Quarantine Inspection Services
Australian Quarantine Inspection Services (AQIS) manage the quarantine controls of Australian borders. AQIS provides import/export inspections and certifications that maintain the current animal, plant, and human health status.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is mandated to safeguard Canada’s food supply and the plants and animals upon which safe and high-quality food depends.
Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board
The Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board (CLSAB) oversees the grading, stamping, and certification of lumber in Canada. CLSAB also accredits lumber grading agencies to certify lumber manufacturers, and approves grading rules and standards.
Canadian Standards Association
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a non-profit membership-based association that develops standards enhancing public health and safety. CSA provides the education, products and services necessary to understand those standards.
Canadian Wood Council
The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) is a national association representing the manufacturers of Canadian wood products used in construction.
Canadian Wood Pallet and Container Association
The Canadian Wood Pallet and Container Association (CWPCA) promotes the general welfare of the wooden pallet, recycling, wooden container, box/crate and light and heavy packaging industries.
Coast Forest Products Association
The Coast Forest Products Association (CFPA) is a worldwide lumber supplier located in British Columbia. CFPA has been working with the government to establish forest policies that fit the rigorous environmental standards.
FP Innovations (FP) brought together four associations to create the largest non-profit forest research institute.
Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) works to establish a stable supply of food, fresh air and clean water. MAFF is also a heavy contributor to the development of the national economy.
National Building Code of Canada
The National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) is an organization that both forms and publishes a building code manual.
National Lumber Grades Authority
The National Lumber Grades Authority (NLGA) is responsible for writing, interpreting and maintaining Canadian lumber grading rules and standards. NLGA rules are approved for Canadian and US building codes.
National Wooden Pallet & Container Association
The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) provides environmentally responsible and cost-effective ways of dealing with unit load needs. NWPCA is an information resource containing relevant and important links, texts, programs, & more
Softwood Export Council
The Softwood Export Council (SEC) is a trade council of U.S. softwood grading agencies, industry trade associations, and state export agencies. SEC manages overseas development and assists agents, importers, designers, and users of softwood products.
Standards Council of Canada
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) facilitates the development and use of national and international standards and accreditation services to enhance Canada's competitive and social well-being.
Western Pallet Association
The Western Pallet Association (WPA) is a non-profit trade association that provides education, training, networking opportunities, and reliable pallet information.
Western Red Cedar Lumber Association
The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association (WRCLA) represents 17 producers of WRCLA products in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. WRCLA operates customer service programs to provide information, education, and quality standards to its members.