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We are an industry of people. People who manufacture essential paper and wood products. Products used in the daily lives of people across the country and around the world.

The American Forest & Paper Association is the go-to source for politics and issues important to the paper and wood products industry. AF&PA advocates for a sustainable U.S. paper and wood products manufacturing industry on Capitol Hill, with federal policymakers and statehouses.


The AF&PA PAC is the voluntary, non-partisan political action committee of the American Forest & Paper Association. AF&PA PAC strives to represent the voice of our entire industry.

Economic Impact

The forest products industry directly employs approximately 950,000 men and women and is built on principles of sustainability: producing recyclable products from a renewable resource. We are among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Learn more.

Grow the Vote

Decisions made every day at all levels of government – from your local state representatives to Members of Congress – impact our industry and our jobs. We need your help to make sure policymakers understand how their decisions affect our businesses, our jobs, and our communities. Make your voice heard with AF&PA Grow the Vote!

Paper and Packaging Caucus

AF&PA supports the  Paper and Packaging Caucus's purpose to inform members of Congress about the value of the paper and packaging industry in their states and districts. This bipartisan, bicameral caucus continues to highlight the importance and economic significance of the paper and packaging industry as well as focusing on the policy solutions needed to sustain and promote this important sector.

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