Lacey Amendment

(U.S. law) There have been a number of amendments to the Lacey Act of 1900, but the most significant recent amendment is from August 2008 and bans the import, sale, or trade of all illegally harvested wood and forest products. This amendment is seen to have far-reaching impact on the forests of the world and the forest products industry. As of the writing of this entry the industry is attempting to understand the scope of the amendment and how it will affect trade in all plant products.

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