MTIB transfers local licensing authority to Sabah

Beginning June 1, 2017, export and import licensing of wood products in Sabah will be transferred from the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) to the Sabah Forestry Department.

The decision to transfer this authority is considered a “historical moment” in Sabah as it reverses a 25-year federal control.

The MTIB will now concentrate on supporting the development of downstream activities in the state.


Source: ITTO