Tag: u-s-lacey-act

The Dictator’s Door

From Crimes in Equatorial Guinea's Forests to Home Depot's Customers

Our new investigation into crimes in Equatorial Guinea's forests suggests that Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement chain, and Jeld-Wen, the self-declared largest door and window manufacturer in the world, have violated the US Lacey Act for years through their failure to conduct proper due care to ensure they do not use illegally sourced wood.

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 […]