The U.S. Lacey Act: Overview and Recent Developments. Caitlin Clarke World Resources Institute. Outcomes of Presentation. Review of the Lacey Act Current developments What is the Forest Legality Alliance?. The Lacey Act Amendments of 2008. The Lacey Act Amendments of 2008.
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Source: Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, Section 8204. Prevention of Illegal Logging Practices.
Representative John F. Lacey (R-IA)
May 1, 2009
April 1, 2010
Fall 2010 and beyond
Oct 1, 2009
May 22, 2008
Lacey Act plant provisions signed into law.
Underlying prohibition on trade in illegal wood in effect.
Declarations begin for headings of HTS 44: sawn timber, logs, fuel wood, tool handles, joinery, etc.
Declarations begin for headings of HTS 44: charcoal, frames, kitchenware, statuettes, caskets
Declarations begin for HTS 82, 92, 93, 94, 95, 97: including musical instruments, sporting, equipment, chairs
* Timing reflects increase in wood processing and/or complexity of composition. “HTS” refers to Harmonized Tariff Schedule. Source: Federal Register, Vol. 74, No. 169, September 2, 2009.
Due care means:
“Three years ago, only a few companies were concerned about [illegal logging]. And now, everyone who is serious about exporting to the U.S. or the EU is.” – Intermediary
“Our association wants to avoid illegal logging and market our products in the U.S., and for us, working with the Lacey Act is not a problem.”
“I would want to know the list of questions I need to ask back through the supply chain so that I can sleep at night and know that I am fine.”
“The risk assessment tools, and a definition of what ‘due care’ looks like, that is needed, and that would make things easier.”
Background and goals
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