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Trans-Pacific Trading Ltd., known in the industry as TRAPA, was established in 1954 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hampton Lumber , headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

TRAPA is a full service log and lumber sales, marketing and manufacturing company focused and committed to customer service. Exceptional customer service is measured by our ability to procure different species, grades and sizes of softwood lumber, to ship on time, to supply goods as ordered, and provide timely information throughout the transaction.

In addition to TRAPA being the exclusive export sales team for Hampton’s ten sawmills, we also have sales and marketing agreements with a number of sawmills and remanufacturing plants in BC, Alberta, and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The scope and variety of products TRAPA has available are unmatched by any other North American lumber shipper.

TRAPA is the largest privately owned log and lumber exporter and custom cutter in North America specializing in all softwood species. We currently cut at nine different custom cut sawmills in southern British Columbia producing lumber in Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Pacific Coast Hemlock, Balsam Fir, Sitka Spruce and Yellow Cedar.

To well serve our suppliers and customers alike, TRAPA has offices in Richmond BC, Portland OR, Port Alberni BC, and Tokyo Japan.

TRAPA is also certified with both FSC and PEFC (see our TRAPA and The Products and Services ‘tab’ for more detailed information).

TRAPA also maintains memberships in Coast Forest Products Association (CFPA), The Council of Forest Industries (COFI), BC Wood, The Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Japanese Business Association of Vancouver (Konwakai).



"Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, Engelmann Spruce, they can market them all, anywhere in the world. I enjoy working with a company like TRAPA that is relatively small but has expertise in so many different products and species."

Rob Marusic,
Sales Manager, Downie Timber Ltd.

Given their long history of selling lumber products overseas and our long history of working together it was only natural that we would entrust TRAPA with the responsibility of marketing our own Hemlock production. TRAPA provides S&R with real global exposure; it is not uncommon to find production from a single cut being shipped into ten different markets around the world."

D.G. (Chick) Stewart,
President, S&R Sawmills Ltd.


"I feel confident having TRAPA market my lumber products into Japan due to their honest, knowledgable, hard working people at TRAPA."

Boucher Bros. Sawmill