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Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC)

Wisma Sumber Alam, Jalan Stadium, Petra Jaya,
93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Tel : 082-473 000
Fax : 082-442 691

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Last Update: 17 Jul 2019
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Ordinance & RegulationsOrdinance & Regulations


Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation Ordinance,1973 was introduced to provide for the establishment of Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation and matters connected therewith and incidental thereto. The functions of the Corporation were laid down in Section 5(1) of the said Ordinance. Amongst others, the function are ” to regulate and control the manufacture of timber and timber products, and the sale, distribution and marketing thereof, and to set or determine the manufacturing standards and quality, and trade practises of the timber industry in Sarawak”.

The Ordinance was revised and amended twice, ie in 1999 and 2006. In 1999, amendments were made to strengthen the role of STIDC in monitoring and regulating the timber industry. In 2006 the law was again revisited and amended and this time STIDC was to take over the registration of mills except sawmill from Forests Department. The amendment to the law also saw an increase in penalty for non registration from RM2,000 to RM300,000.00.

>>Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation Ordinance, 1973


Sarawak Timber Industry (Registration) Regulations, 2008 is made pursuant to Section 24 of Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation Ordinance,1973. It provides provisions for registration of timber industry with STIDC.

The said Regulation was recently amended in 2008. The amendments were made in view of the new responsibilty assumed by STIDC to register mills except for sawmill. Previously, mill licenses was issued by Forest Department. With these new amendments, STIDC plays a bigger and wider role in regulating the development of timber industry in Sarawak.

>>The Sarawak Timber (Registration) Regulation


The Timber Grading Regulations was made under Section 24 of Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation Ordinance,1973. It provides provisions for STIDC as Grading Authority in Sarawak. As Grading Authority, STIDC role is to protect the interests of sawn timber trade by supervising the grading works of Timber Graders. STIDC will issue grading certificate after completing check grading works on any sawn timber that requires to be graded.

The said Regulation which was introduced in 1975 was subsequently amended in 1983 and 2008.

>>Timber Grading Circular, No. 1/2009

>>New Timber Grading Regulations, 2008