US CORPORATION SENTENCED FOR IMPORTING ILLEGALLY-SOURCED WOOD FROM THE AMAZON

A news release from US DoJ on 3 September advised that Global Plywood and Lumber Trading LLC had pleaded guilty to violating the Lacey Act, admitting that it had failed to exercise due care when it imported illegally-sourced timber from the Peruvian Amazon into the US.  The court sentenced Global Plywood to pay $200,000 in restitution to the Ministry of Environment of Peru and a $5,000 fine.  The investigation revealed that approximately 92% of the wood that Global Plywood imported had been unlawfully harvested or transported.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-corporation-sentenced-importing-illegally-sourced-wood-amazon

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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