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The Wood Industry Directorate carries out activities aimed at increasing the competitiveness of the wood industry, providing an appropriate and stable business environment, establishing and strengthening forestry–wood chains, increasing the consumption and processing of wood into products with the highest possible added value, and promoting the use of wood and wood products.

Through public calls for tenders, it grants financial incentives for the development and introduction of new and semi-finished products, the modernisation and introduction of new technological and production processes, and the start-up of new companies in the wood industry. It carries out projects for supporting and promoting specialised training of staff. It co-finances joint and individual appearances of Slovenian companies at fairs abroad and carries out activities for promoting the use of wood and wood products. It also actively participates in drafting, amending and implementing regulations, strategies and other documents concerning the wood industry.