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RELEASE: Legality Guide Now Translated into Chinese, French, Portuguese, and Spanish

The introduction of demand-side wood legality policies, such as the 2008 amendment to the United States Lacey Act and the 2013 European Union Timber Regulation, fundamentally shifted business-as-usual for buyers of wood and wood products. To comply with these regulations, businesses must exercise due care to ensure that the operations of their entire upstream supply chain have been legally compliant.

RELEASE: Forest Legality Alliance introduces new and improved Risk Tool

Illegal logging has long been an environmental concern, as well as a widespread organized crime and governance problem. In recent years, avoiding illegal wood has also become a significant issue for businesses in the forest products sector.