The General Secretariat is placed under the authority of a Secretary General, the main collaborator of the Minister, who follows the instruction
affairs of the Department and receives the necessary signing delegations from the Minister.
he coordinates the action of the services of the Central Administration and the decentralized services of the Ministry and for this purpose holds coordination meetings, the minutes of which he sends to the Minister;
it defines and codifies the internal procedures of the Ministry;
it ensures the permanent training of the personnel and organizes, under the authority of the Minister,
seminars and refresher, further training or specialization courses;
he follows, under the authority of the Minister, the action of the attached services whose program he approves
action and receives activity reports;
he ensures the speed in the processing of files, centralizes the archives and manages the documentation of the Ministry.
If the Secretary General is absent or unable to act, the Minister appoints a Director to
The following are attached to the General Secretariat:
Placed under the authority of a Director, the Directorate of Promotion and Transformation of Forest Products is responsible for:
the development, implementation and monitoring of the execution of the Government's policy on
commercialization and industrialization of wood and non-wood forest products, in conjunction with the competent administrations;
developing, popularizing and monitoring the application of standards for processing wood and non-wood forest products;
the promotion of modern techniques for processing wood and non-wood products, as well as the development of a chain of specialized economic operators;
monitoring the internal and external markets for timber and non-timber forest products, as well as providing information to economic operators on the outlook for the world market for timber and non-timber forest products;
centralization of statistics relating to the processing and export of timber and non-timber forest products, in conjunction with Les Forêts;
the organization and monitoring of the internal timber market;
monitoring the operation of the Wood Promotion Center provided for in Article 81 below;
organization and participation in fairs relating to forest products.