FLA Newsletter No. 9 (Oct. 2012)

Oct 15 2012

The ninth newsletter of the Forest Legality Alliance (October 2012) discusses the implications of the settlement reached by Gibson Guitar and the Justice Department that resolved two outstanding Lacey Act cases, among the first under the new timber provisions of the Act. Another piece, summarizing a major outreach event in Mexico City in August 2012, offers an overview of legality issues in Latin America. The newsletter also gives an update on the RELIEF Act and the passage of the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill of 2012.