Wood and paper

Chair of the section: Viesturs Zeltins
Address: Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Dzērbenes Street 27, Riga, LV-1006
Phone: +371 67545111
Fax: +371 67541241
e-mail: koks@edi.lv

Lines of action:

  • Wood and processed products thereof;
  • modification of wood materials;
  • wood protection.

Wood is a key natural resource of Latvia. Forests cover more than 50% of country territory. The Latvian timber industry’s annual turnover is about 1,5 billion LVL.  Production goods worth more than 1 billion LVL is exported.

Latvian timber processing organizations and exporters are united in multiple associations, which are located in Riga, Skaistkalnes street 1:

  • Association “Latvian Tree”, chairman and president: Juris Biķis, executive director: Andris Plezers, Address: Skaistkalnes street 1, Riga, LV-1004, Phone: +371 67228374, Fax: +371 67860268, E-mail: latvijaskoks@latvianwood.lv
  • Latvian Wood Processing Companies and Exporters Association, President: Andrew Domkins, executive director: Jānis Mārciņš, Address: Skaistkalnes street 1, Riga, LV-1004, Phone: +371 67067370, Fax: +371 67860268, E-mail: janis.marcins@latvianwood.lv
  • Latvian Timber Producers and Traders Association, president: Jānis Apsītis, Board member: Harijs Jordāns, Address: Skaistkalnes street 1, Riga, LV-1004, Phone: +371 67067369, Fax: +371 6780268, Email: harijs.jordans@latvianwood.lv, Web: http://www.latviantimber.lv
  • Association “Latvian furniture”, Chairman of the Board-President: Aivars Einauss, executive director:  Andris Plezers, Address: Skaistkalnes street 1, Riga, LV-1004, Phone: +371 67228374, E-mail: latvijaskoks@latvianwood.lv

Scientific research and testing is carried out in several institutes and laboratories:

  • Latvian state institute of wood chemistry – Riga;
  • Latvian state forest science institute “Silava” – Jurmala;
  • Forest and wood products research and development institute – Jelgava