Through the wood processing section, the Chamber of Commerce, together with its members, carries out activities to improve the business environment in the wood processing industry. In accordance with the activities of the chamber in the field of digitalization of various segments of the industry, activities have been undertaken in finding possible solutions for digitalization in forestry. To this end, the Chamber of Commerce has undertaken market research activities and established contact with the company TQM GROUP, which operates in the Balkans, Germany and Turkey, as an implementer of information systems to establish and monitor the traceability process. Namely, these are solutions that have a wide industrial application and are the basis for all standards that require proof of traceability, such as in forestry FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) – Forest Management Standard and FSC CoC (Chain of Custody) – Product Supply Chain Management Standard of wood. In order to start activities on the digitalization of forestry management processes, the FBiH Chamber of Commerce and the Central Bosnia Forests Company are acquainted with the designed solution for traceability in forestry. In accordance with its needs, the necessity of using such a system and its wider exploitation has been recognized by other interested parties, especially by the competent ministries at the level of cantons and FBiH.
In order to find possible solutions for the implementation of the TimberIS specialized software system in forestry, the FBiH Chamber of Commerce, Central Bosnia Forests Company and TQM Group signed an Agreement on Business and Technical Cooperation. This document expresses the intention of Central Bosnia Forests Company with the organizational support of the Chamber of Commerce, in accordance with the possibilities to provide funds to the competent institutions and international development agencies for the procurement and implementation of this solution as a pilot project in the forestry Donji Vakuf.