Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)

All forest products except timber, including other materials obtained from trees such as resins and leaves, as well as any other plant and animal products can be classified under non-timber forest products (NFTP). Examples include, but are not limited to, seeds, fruits, nuts, honey, ornamental plants and other forest products whether they were originated inside a forest system.

FSC Certified Non-Timber Forest Products

Products that can be sustainably harvested from a forest create alternative sources of income to clear cutting for agriculture or logging for timber.

Did You Know?

Every year millions of Indians, who belong to scheduled tribes, collect Rs. two trillion (Rs. 200,000 crore) worth of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) from the country’s forests.

Bamboo and articles of bamboo

Natural bamboo, Edible bamboo, Fuel bamboo e.g. Pellets, charcoal, Bamboo plywood e.g. Plywood and OSB, Bamboo flooring, Bamboo furniture, Bamboo household articles and wickerwork e.g. Baskets, containers, curtains, mats, hats, combs, brushes, frames. Bamboo textiles, Bamboo vinegar, Bamboo pulp.

Cork and articles of cork

Natural cork, raw or boiled, Cork powder, Cork granules, Cork stoppers e.g. Natural, technical, colmated, agglomerated, bartop cork and sparkling wine/champagne cork stoppers, Rolls and panels of compressed cork, Cork disks, Articles of cork.


Nuts e.g. Brazil nuts, cashew nuts, Tea e.g. Erva-mate, mate, Palm-hearts, Mushrooms, truffles e.g. Shiitake mushrooms, pine mushrooms, Fruits e.g. Berries, açaí, Sap-based foods, Maple syrup or sugar, Birch syrup or sugar, Game e.g. Deer, rabbit, Honey.

Plants and parts of plants

Flowers, Grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens, Whole trees or plants, Christmas trees, Pine cones.

Natural gums, resins, oils and derivatives

Rubber/ Latex, Natural rubber, Tyres, Balls, Footwear, Rubber foam pillows and Mattresses, Balata, gutta-percha, guayule, chicle, Other manufactured articles of rubber, Gum resin e.g. Gum arabic, gum tragacanth, gamboge, frankincense, myrrh, Resin and manufactured resin products e.g. Dammar, elemi, sandarac, canada balsam, benjamin, pitch, lacquer, unguents, incense, Tannin, Essential oils e.g. Camphor, Brazil nut oil, Copaiba Oil.

Straw, wicker, rattan and similar

Rattan cane (rough form) e.g. Osier branches, basketry, roofs, Rattan taper (clean, peeled and spitted), Decorative objects and wickerwork, Rattan furniture, Rattan furniture components.

Chemical, medicinal and cosmetic products

Ethanol, Medicinal plants and products, Pharmaceutical raw materials e.g. Salicylic acid, quinine, paclitaxel, betulinic acid, snakewood extract, neem, Cosmetics and health care products, Wood vinegar, Pyroligneous acid.


Soil conditioner and substrates for plants e.g. Bark mulch

Looking for Buyers & Sellers of FSC Certified products

We also provide assistance with FSC certified sourcing of FSC certified Bamboo and articles of bamboo, Straw, Wicker, Rattan cane, and similar products, Cork, and articles of cork. Write to us if the material is not listed or if your product qualifies to get FSC certification under NTFP Contact us.