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Lacey Act Introduction  

CITES

APHIS Resources

CBP and AD/CVD Guidance

Corporate Compliance / Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

  • Dept. of Justice Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs  -- The Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Criminal Division (the “Fraud Section”) recently published an Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs with the most common criteria that the it uses to assess the effectiveness of a corporation’s compliance program. 
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Department of Justice Resources Guide
  • U.S. State Department Country Commercial Guides provide information on market conditions, opportunities, regulations, and business customs for over 125 countries prepared by trade and industry experts at U.S. embassies worldwide.  Chapter 7 includes specific information on investment climate and corruption in these countries. 

Forced Labor and Export Bans

Sanctions/Specially Designated Nationals

Wood Identification Resources

  • Arbor Harbor is a “Trees to Trade” reference system with a focus on those species at risk of over harvesting. The system integrates data on taxonomy, conservation, geography, and trade regulations, all acquired from online databases or primary literature. The intended users include professionals working with forest resources and their conservation.
  • U.S. Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory website offers Wood ID Factsheet & Kits, Wood Techsheets and Common Names Database of World Timbers.

Forest Trade Certification Bodies

Other Country Legality Resources (Australia, EU laws)

Environmental Nongovernmental Organization Resources

Lacey Act Enforcement Cases

CARB and EPA Formaldehyde Regulation Resources

Global Legislative, Policy & Legal Databases

  • FAOLEX is one of the world's largest electronic collection of national laws, regulations and policies on food, agriculture and natural resources management. Users of FAOLEX have direct access to the abstracts and indexing information about each text, as well as to the full text of the legislation and policies contained in the database.
     
  • ECOLEX is an information service on environmental law, operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP.  The ECOLEX database includes information on treaties, international soft-law and other non-binding policy and technical guidance documents, national legislation, judicial decisions, and law and policy literature. Users have direct access to the abstracts and indexing information about each document, as well as to the full text of most of the information provided.

  • The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility. 

  • Library of Congress Global Legal Monitor for news regarding Forests and Timber Laws

 

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