Guide

Wood packaging

Support and advice

The government organisation with primary responsibility for providing trade support for Northern Ireland is the Forest Service. Find contact details for the Forest Service NI.

The government organisation with responsibility for providing trade support for the essential requirements for packaging is the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

You can obtain help from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency on Tel 028 9054 6533.

Wood packaging and treatment trade associations and other bodies

Trade associations and other support organisations for the sector include:

  • The Timber Packaging and Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) is the UK National Trade Association representing the interests of the timber packaging industry
  • The National Association of Pallet Distributors (NAPD) promotes the repair and recycling of pallets to the highest standards
  • The United Kingdom Forest Products Association (UKFPA) represents the technical and commercial interests of the forest products industry
  • The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is the primary body representing the UK international freight services industry