Over the last years Minor Timber Products (MTPs) contributed close to SRD 15,000 annually to the direct state forest revenues in Suriname. According to the statistics of the Foundation for Forest Management and Production Control (SBB) this is about 0.5 % of the total timber taxation. The potential of MTPs as an income generator from forests is considered to be much higher. Apart from increased state revenues, all actors in the chain of MTPs production, both producers and sellers, may benefit from improved governance, policy and management. When integrated in forest management planning, MTPs may be an attractive option to increase the profitability of sustainable forestry, in addition to logs. Sustainable production of MTPs may thus benefit both forests and people.