Tag: u-s-lacey-act

Commerce Toxique

  Téléchargez le rapport / Principaux Resultats Download the Report in English Executive Summary in Chinese Le bassin du Congo, qui abrite la deuxième plus grande forêt tropicale du monde après l’Amazonie, s’étend sur une super cie équivalente à la moitié de la zone continentale des États- Unis et revêt une importance capitale pour des […]

Fighting Forest Crime: The Lacey Act and Beyond

  In 2008, the United States amended the century-old Lacey Act to prohibit commerce in illegally sourced plants, including wood products. It is now a crime to import, trade, transport or buy plants or trees that have been taken in violation of foreign law. The U.S. Lacey Act has been a trailblazer, inspiring other countries […]

Forest Liquidators & Timber Smugglers: The Full Story

How an EIA investigation regarding the Lacey Act led to the first criminal sentence and millions of dollars in fines for North America’s largest hardwood flooring retailer. In February 2016, for the first time in history, a major U.S. corporation was sentenced for committing a criminal felony for smuggling wood into the United States, related […]