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Is Your Company Prepared for the Lacey Act?

On May 22, 2008, the U.S. Congress passed a landmark amendment to the 100 year-old Lacey Act, originally enacted to prohibit the transportation of illegally captured animals or wildlife products across state lines. The new law extended this protection to plants - including timber, paper, and other forest products - thereby giving the U.S. government a powerful tool to eliminate illegally sourced wood and increase transparency in the global forest product supply chain.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-02-03 17:14:12
Description On May 22, 2008, the U.S. Congress passed a landmark amendment to the 100 year-old Lacey Act, originally enacted to prohibit the transportation of illegally captured animals or wildlife products across state lines. The new law extended this protection to plants - including timber, paper, and other forest products - thereby giving the U.S. government a powerful tool to eliminate illegally sourced wood and increase transparency in the global forest product supply chain.
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Source World Resources Institute
Keyword Business, Business action, Deforestation, Forest certification, Forestry, Lacey Act, Sustainable business, Wood
Date Of Record Creation 2010-02-03 17:02:42
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Date Last Modified 2010-02-03 17:14:12
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-02-03 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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