Timber Import Law Too Strict, Business Groups Claim

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT) -- Representatives from several timber-related business groups on Thursday urged lawmakers to rein in a 2008 amendment to a wildlife protection law subjecting plants and related products to stricter import controls, saying businesses were being unfairly burdened by the costs of compliance with the amendment.

According to Erik Autor, CEO of consulting company Autor Global Strategies LLC and a former retail industry representative, the 2008 amendment to the Lacey Act, putting stricter controls on the trade of plants and plant products, was laudable in its goal to help...
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