One response to “Here is a news article about the previous Lacy Act post”

  1. slevegge

    “The Lacey Act, first passed in 1900, was amended in 2008 to bar importing wood that is illegally exported under another country’s laws. Backers say that provision prevents American companies from buying cheap illegal wood from other countries. Trade in such wood promotes deforestation and makes it more difficult for American lumber companies to compete, they say.

    The World Bank estimates illegal logging costs governments and businesses at least $10 billion in lost revenue each year.”

    so it was less about people having illegal material, and more about the loss of revenue

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