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SVLK/TLAS certification from SGS – guarantee the legality of your timber products, gain access to international markets and meet consumer demands for sustainable timber.


Worldwide demand for legal and sustainable timber products is growing, leading to an increased opportunity to sell your products to more countries around the world. To gain access to international markets, you must meet the technical requirements for imported wood products of the destination countries.

For example, the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between the European Union and the Indonesian government states that only legal wood products may be exported to Europe. In the United States, amendments to the Lacey Act require importers to self-declare that only legal timber is being imported. Many importers of wood products require Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) certification for each product that they import.

What is SVLK/TLAS certification?

The Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu/Timber Legality Assurance Standard (SVLK/TLAS) was developed by the government of Indonesia to support the eradication of illegal logging and promote good forest management. SVLK/TLAS certification enables you to guarantee the legality of the timber used in your products, and is a requirement for selling wood products within Indonesia. Certification also enables you to meet the import requirements of destination countries and assure consumers that your wood raw material comes from sustainable sources.

Benefits of certification

SVLK/TLAS certification will allow you to:

  • Comply with the Indonesian government’s regulations regarding the legality of timber
  • Meet import requirements of countries that require assurance of timber legality
  • Gain access to new markets
  • Meet consumer demands for sustainably sourced wood products

Why choose SGS?

We are a leading provider of certification services worldwide and in Indonesia. In addition to SVLK/TLAS certification, we offer auditing and training services, to help you meet the requirements of the standard. We are accredited by the National Accreditation Committee (KAN) for appraisal and independent verification (LP-VI).

Contact us today to learn more about our SVLK/TLAS certification services.