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Retailers Recommend Lacey Act Changes before House Natural Resources Committee

05/09/2012

Retailers will recommend today to the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife Oceans and Insular Affairs that several significant practical compliance challenges have emerged from the 2008 Lacey Act Amendment that deserve attention from Congress. Among other things, the law requires importers to provide to Customs and the Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service details such as the genus, species and country of harvest for products that include wood materials.