New US Lacey Act

With enactment of the 2008 Farm Bill (the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008), the Lacey Act was amended for the purpose of combating illegal logging and expanding the Lacey Act’s anti-trafficking protections to a broader set of plants and plant products.  The following points and background are designed to provide a concise summary of the amendments as well as background on the Lacey Act.

The Lacey Act now makes it unlawful to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce any plant, with some limited exceptions, taken in violation of the laws of a U.S. State, or any foreign law that protects plants. The Lacey Act also makes it unlawful to make or submit any false record, account or label for, or any false identification of, any plant.

I understand the new US Lacey Act and how it may affect the Canadian wood packaging industry. There is  required paperwork for all pallet/wood packaging, new or repaired, shipped as a commodity. I can offer help to resolve issues with the Lacey Act.

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