HO CHI MIN CITY, VIETNAM -- "Vietnam’s wooden furniture exporters are now as nervous as cats on hot bricks because of the amended Lacey Act, that took effect April, according to the Vietnam Import/Export News Channel.
Groups such as the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (Vietfores) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) are translating the Lacey Act into Vietnamese in an attempt to understand what their members must do to comply.
The amended Lacey Act requires suppliers of U.S. wood product imports to declare the names of the wood and and its origin. The Lacey Act seeks to ban the importation of woods or products made from illegally harvested wood.
Vietnam ranks second to China as the largest U.S. source of wood furniture imports.
Read the Vietnam Import/Export News Channel report.
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