US Lacey Act

The Lacey Act was introduced in the US in 1900, to ban the transport of illegally captured animals or wildlife products across US state lines or international borders.

In 2008, the US Congress passed an amendment to the Act, extending its scope to include timber, paper and other forest products. This amendment also sets out penalties for those found guilty of trading in illegal forest products.

The requirements are valid throughout the US supply chain. It is illegal for anyone in the US to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire or purchase illegally sourced forest products.

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All you need to know about the US Lacey Act, the EU Timber Regulation and the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012 (EN ES FR)