Roseburg Forest Products has ended the use of okoumé veneer in its wood siding line in the wake of a federal investigation into the illegal importation of the hardwood from suppliers Cornerstone Forest Products and Evergreen Hardwoods.
The International Wood Products Association (IWPA) and the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) will a host a series of Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Tools courses.
A national survey of architects and designers found limited knowledge of endangered and threatened woods, protected forests and a willingness to use species prohibited under Lacey Act rules.
While it is understood the Lacey Act regulates imports and exports of endangered hardwoods and softwoods, aspects of the law govern engineered panel as well, explains the USDA at its Lacey Act website. Here are three FAQs.
New liabilities under the Lacey Act for using endangered woods will be detailed by Kip Howlett, president of the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association presentation at the upcoming Columbia Forest Products PureBond Fabricator Conference at Cabinets & Closets 2017, April 12 in Chicago.
The International Wood Products Association (IWPA) has announced a new panel discussion at its World of Wood annual convention entitled "Lacey Compliance: Strategies and Solutions."
Grace Jeffers, a design expert and wood products research specialist, details endangered and non-legal wood species, including Lacey Act protections, in Global Forestry 101, an address at NeoCon 2016 in Chicago. The commercial furniture and design show runs June 13-15.
International Wood Products Association launched a training program to help wood trade professionals establish standard operating procedures to comply with Lacey Act rules governing protected wood species.
After a widely publicized ordeal, Lumber Liquidators was sentenced for its Lacey Act violations and environmental crimes Monday. The company will pay more than $13 million in fines and restitution. Lumber Liquidators pleaded guilty to both felony and misdemeanor charges back in October 2015.