A central component of IQS is to develop minimum quality requirements that must be met and declared by manufacturers supplying German importers that have joined the initiative, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

IQS members are committed to ensuring that their suppliers accurately report essential performance characteristics such as veneer wood species and grade and glue quality.

Products supplied by IQS members that conform to the quality and declaration requirements will be marked with the IQS logo. IQS also intends to work with plywood suppliers to develop and distribute plywood product information sheets.