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Amendment to the U.S. Lacey Act: Implications for Chinese Forest Products Exporters

By R. Juge Gregg And Amelia Porges
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The Lacey Act ban on imports of illegally harvested wood products is already in effect and the Department of Justice can prosecute people violating that ban. The U.S. government, however, will be issuing regulations or guidance in late 2008 and early 2009 to clarify the import declaration requirements.