American Softwoods is a promotional partnership formed by three major US softwood trade associations: the Southern Forest Products Association, the Softwood Export Council and the APA, the Engineered Wood Association.
Softwood Export Council (SEC)
The SEC is a trade council of U.S. softwood grading agencies, industry trade associations, state export promotional development agencies, and others interested in promotion of U.S. softwood internationally. The SEC aids American exports of softwood products by providing information and assistance to agents, importers, designers, and users of these products in other countries. Through trade association and grading agency members, SEC represents softwood exporters of lumber, veneer, mouldings and millwork and component products. Member grading agencies of the Softwood Export Council (SEC) are:
- Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau
- West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau
- Western Wood Products Association
- Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association