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CFIP and PWPA managing a project to increase the Philippine Furniture Industry access international markets. The major export markets of the US, Europe and Australia are all asking for timber products to be clearly verified as coming from a legal origin. All those exporting from the Philippines to these premium markets need to comply.

To assist in the process in 2015, with the support of FAO, CFIP drafted a Guidebook to identify how the industry in the Philippines can help exporters meet these requirements. For the last 3 years the draft Guidebook has been a useful tool for all those wanting to demonstrate compliance with the regulations of the Philippines. CFIP has now further support from FAO to update and finalise the Guidebook.

CFIP is looking for consultants with knowledge and experience in international timber regulations to support them in this process, the work required involves at least 45 days over the next 6 months. The successful candidates must demonstrate:

An understanding of the requirements of the Due Diligence process required by the European Timber Regulations (EUTR)

An understanding of the regulatory framework in the Philippines

An understanding of the main domestic and international sources of timber entering the Philippine timber supply chain

An understanding of how a Due Diligence system will support and enhance any national system of timber certification and progress to any future Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the EU,

A knowledge of the import requirements for the US and other important export markets for the Philippines,

The ability to support the production of literature that is accessible to the timber industry in the Philippines,

A knowledge of the different sectors that make up the Philippine timber industry and

An ability to deliver to a deadline.

The successful candidates will work closely with CFIP members and the wider industry to produce a Guidebook that members find practical, useful and accessible - they will need to communicate and listen to feedback. They need to demonstrate how they will get information from a broad cross-section of the industry and show that they have experience in supporting industry members meet international trade requirements.

Please submit your resume directly at or Deadline for submission is on or before 1 June 2018.

Call for Application: Philippine National Consultant to Support Wood Sector Study

As part of the goal to increase access of Philippine wood products to the world market the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines is supported by the UN FAO to improve the capacity of the sector to meet international Due Diligence requirements. As part of this process we are looking for a national consultant to participate in a team to prepare and finalize a "Due Diligence" Guidebook. The successful candidate will:

-Have a strong understanding of the the national legal framework covering the timber sector, from harvesting, transport, processing and import/export of timber based products,

-Have a strong understanding of how national agencies such as FMB and DENR operate, collect data and monitor the timber sector

-Have a strong understanding of international requirements for legal verification, specifically the EUTR legislation,

-Have a working knowledge of Chain-of-Custody and timber auditing procedures,

The assignment will be part-time over the next 6 months. CFIP and the FAO would encourage both female and male candidates to apply on or before 1 June 2018Please submit your resume directly at or



TO ALL MEMBERS /NON MEMBERS: RE: BE AN EXHIBITOR AT FURNITURE, FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT PHILIPPINES 2018 The Philippine hotel industry is expected to get a big boost from the steady growth of the tourism sector. Supported by the government’s “build, build, build” campaign that is set to usher in the golden age of infrastructure, the rising tiger of Southeast Asia is on the search for hotel developers, operators, and suppliers who have what it takes to create distinct Philippine hospitality experience. Global-Link Exhibitions Specialist, Inc. proudly invites you to participate at Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E), held under the banner of Hotel Suppliers Show) on September 20-22, 2018 at the ground floor of the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. At the show, you can: 1. Find buyers and business leads During the last show on 2017, a total of 11,838 visitorstrade visitors composed of top managers with purchasing power were in attendance. 2. Get maximum exposure to the right audience Our marketing campaign reaches over 90,000 industry professionals. As an exhibitor, you can benefit from our integrated campaign that utilizes direct mail, email, SMS, broadcast, print and social media. 3. Showcase your new products The show is a perfect way to promote your products and technology as a back of house equipment supplierto a crowd of eager visitors from the hotel and restaurant industry. Buyers are more likely to purchase what they can see, touch, test and discuss. 4. Make valuable connections Hotel Suppliers Show Manila is co-organized by the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines and supported by various industry associations. 5. Meet the whole industry We’re bringing together the entire hospitality sector in one venue from furniture, fixtures, food &beverage and equipment. In order for you not to miss this great opportunity, we have prepared early bird participation rates for your consideration: BOOTH SIZE 2018 PUBLISHED RATES DISCOUNTED RATES UNTIL APRIL 30, 2018 TOTAL AMOUNT [ ] 9 sq. m. Php7,500.00 + vat Php 4,000.00 + vat Php 36,000.00 + vat [ ] 18 sq. m. Php7,500.00 + vat Php 3,500.00 + vat Php 63,000.00 + vat [ ] 27 sq. m. Php7,500.00 + vat Php 3,250.00 + vat Php 87,750.00 + vat [ ] 36 sq. m. Php7,500.00 + vat Php 3,000.00 + vat Php 108,000.00 + vat [ ] 54 sq. m. Php7,500.00 + vat Php 2,750.00 + vat Php 148,500.00 + vat [ ] 72 sq. m. Php7,500.00 + vat Php 2,500.00 + vat Php 180,000.00 + vat [ ] 108 sq. m. Php7,500.00 + vat Php 2,250.00 + vat Php 243,000.00 + vat Kindly see attached floor plan for your kind perusal. To signify your conformity, kindly sign the CONFORME below and fill-out the necessary information for our reference. Should you need more information on the exhibit, you may call us at (632 6501531) or email Thank you very much and we look forward to your participation at FF & E PHILIPPINES 2018!   more




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