Tag: u-s-lacey-act

Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”
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Peru Announces Improved Measures to Stop Illegal Timber Trade

Topic also a priority this week in bilateral meetings with US on the margins of APEC Summit WASHINGTON, D.C./LIMA—This month the Peruvian government committed to significantly improve measures to stop illegal logging and associated trade in its timber sector. Key elements of the announced package include: amending export documentation requirements to improve traceability of all […]

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EIA Issues Statement Following Executed Search Warrant at Global Plywood

To read this release in Spanish, click here. WASHINGTON, D.C.—Yesterday, a search warrant was executed at the premises of Global Plywood and Lumber, a company found to be importing into the United States significant quantities of Amazonian timber declared illegal by the Peruvian government. The warrant was issued on the basis of probable cause that […]

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Are Guitars Today’s Blood Diamonds? Musicians Raise Awareness

Members of Maroon 5, Guster air documentary of Guatemalan rainforest visit with REVERB and the Environmental Investigation Agency to raise awareness of illegal logging’s environmental and human costs and spread support for sustainable alternativesLOS ANGELES – As the summer tour and festival season ramps up, concertgoers may encounter requests to pledge support for a campaign […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Lumber Liquidators sentenced for smuggling illegal wood into the United States

North America’s largest specialized flooring retailer put on probation, pays over $13 million for environmental crimes under the Lacey Act WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Virginia-based company Lumber Liquidators was sentenced to $13.2 million in fines and forfeitures for importing illegal wood and submitting false declarations under the Lacey Act, a conservation law that makes it a crime […]

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Lumber Liquidators Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Illegal Timber

Largest Flooring Retailer Settles with Department of Justice Over Violation of the Lacey ActTo read this release in Japanese, click here. To read in Chinese, click here. To read in Spanish, click here. For the latest in this story, click here. WASHINGTON, D.C.—Announced today, Lumber Liquidators, the largest hardwood flooring retailer in the United States, […]