Forest Products Development & Marketing Council


Here is an Overview of the Process

  1. Obtain an export license: To export timber and timber products from Guyana, you will need to obtain an export license from the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC). The GFC will review your application and issue the license if all requirements are met.
  2. Prepare the timber products for export: Once you have obtained an export license, you will need to prepare the timber products for export. This may involve grading and sorting the timber, and packaging it in a way that ensures it is protected during shipping.
  3. Arrange for transportation: You will need to arrange for transportation of the timber products from the harvesting site to the port of export. This may involve hiring a trucking company or using your own vehicles.
  4. Complete export documentation: You will need to complete all necessary export documentation, including a customs declaration and a bill of lading. These documents will need to be submitted to the relevant authorities at the port of export.
  5. Pay export fees: You will need to pay all applicable export fees, which may include shipping fees, terminal handling charges, and any taxes or duties.
  6. Load the timber products onto the ship: Once all documentation and fees have been paid, the timber products can be loaded onto the ship. This will typically be done by the shipping company or a third-party logistics provider.
  7. Ship the timber products: The timber products will be shipped to the destination port, where they will be subject to customs clearance and any import fees or taxes.

It’s important to note that the process for shipping timber and timber products out of Guyana can be complex, and may involve compliance with international regulations such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). You may want to consider working with a freight forwarder or logistics provider who is experienced in handling timber shipments to ensure that all requirements are met.