CKF is a responsible manufacturer established in Malaysia for many years.  The company is approved and registered with all relevant regulatory bodies in Malaysia.  As part of Malaysia’s policy pertaning to their forests, the government issues, for each export, the MYTLAS certification.



The European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT VPA) is a mechanism to combat illegal logging and facilitate trade in legal timber. Malaysia is supportive of this EU initiative and is in the final stages of negotiation to conclude a FLEGT VPA. Central to the VPA is the Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) to assure the legality of all timber and timber products exported from Malaysia. FLEGT-licensed timber will be able to enter EU markets through a “green lane” under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) which came into force on 3 March 2013. The TLAS covers the application of all existing relevant legislation in the forestry and timber sectors in Malaysia.

In support of EUTR, and pending conclusion of negotiations for a FLEGT VPA with the EU, Malaysia commenced implementation of the TLAS designated as MYTLAS, purely as Malaysia’s own initiative since 1 February 2013, to assure the legality of its timber and timber products exported to the EU. MYTLAS has also in place comprehensive control procedures to ensure the exclusion of unverified timber. Malaysia is confident that MYTLAS meets the requirements of Due Diligence under the EUTR. 

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