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A Bit About Us

Founded in 1952, CEI-Bois is the European Confederation of the Woodworking Industries; it is a non-profit-making Organisation, legally registered as an AISBL under the Belgian law. The Umbrella Confederation is based in Brussels and numbers 18 National Organisations and 4 European Sector Federations.
The day-to-day management of CEI-Bois is performed by the secretariat in Brussels, supported by a number of working groups dealing with Sustainability, Social Affairs, Construction, Innovation and Trade issues. Additional ad hoc task forces are established when needed; the most recent addition is the Task Force dealing with issues related to Deforestation and Illegal Logging.

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Our Mission 

The primary goal of CEI-Bois is to promote the interests of the European wood sector and to this end to contribute to the EU policy-making process.


It is the main body representing the European Woodworking Industries at European and International level.

• promotes the Sector and the use of wood in its numerous forms and applications
• represents and safeguards the European Woodworking Industries interests
• highlights the natural sustainability of wood and wood-based products

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