Columbia has become an active area for implementation of forest certification. Many forest
companies, large and small, have become involved either through formal application for
certification or through preparations for review and assessment. Forest certification is
seen as one component of the overall provincial commitment to the goal of sustainable
The Trade and Sustainable Development
Group has been established by the BC government specifically to handle forest
certification issues. The group combines expertise from Ministry of Forestry operations,
trade policy, export development and resource management fields.