Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD

The U.S. Lacey Act: Tackling the Illegal Trade in Timber, Plants and Wood Products

Illegal logging has concrete, adverse impacts on both the U.S. and global economies. Left unchallenged, illegal logging depresses global prices for timber and timber products by an average of 7 – 16 percent. Among U.S. imports, approximately 25 percent of all hardwood plywood and 10 percent of sawn timber may be from illegal sources.

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