The Association was established in May 1993 as a voluntary organization of the Lithuanian producers and traders of wood products. The Association implements and co-ordinates the tasks delegated to it by its members and represents their economic interests vis-?-vis the authorities of Lithuania and inter industrial organizations. The main aim of the Association is to ensure a full development of the Lithuanian wood industry. The membership of the Association includes enterprises and organizations of various size and form of ownership related, in one way or another, to the processing of wood, production of wood products, trading in raw wood, wood materials and wood products. The activities of the Association are administered by a permanent Directorate, which is responsible for the appropriate representation of its members in Lithuania and abroad, the collection and dissemination of information necessary to the business activities of enterprises engaged in the production and commerce of wood products. The Directorate looks after the compliance of the Lithuanian regulations on the production and commerce of wood products and of the attestation of specialists in wood industry with the international standards. It also promotes the membership of the Association in the respective international organizations so that Lithuanian wood industry could receive as much information as possible and Lithuanian specialists could participate in various instructive and commercial events in other countries. The Association is a member of the European Confederation of Wood Industry (C.E.I.-BOIS) and European Furniture Confederation (UEA) representing the Lithuanian wood industry as a national organization.