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May 16, 2024

IHA Slates May 22 Webinar on Lacey Act Requirements for Wood-Based Imports

The International Housewares Association is presenting a webinar on Wednesday, May 22, to update the industry on requirements involving wood-based imports covered by the Lacey Act.

The Lacey Act makes it unlawful to “import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce any plant, with some limited exceptions, taken or traded in violation of the laws of the United States, a U.S. State, or a foreign country.”

In this free webinar, set for Wednesday, May 22, from 1-2 p.m. CDT, Ashley Amidon, executive director of the International Wood Products Association, will explain how the Lacey Act applies to the housewares supply chain and about new federal Declaration paperwork requirements coming into effect this fall that will soon be required for every imported product using wood. These products include kitchen tools, tableware and serveware, cutting boards, spice mills, baskets, cloth, some bamboo products, cork and essential oils. Craig Brightup of the IHA’s Government Affairs office will provide an introduction to the webinar.

“The Lacey Act covers everyone in the supply chain,” Amidon said. “Whether you are an importer of record or simply using imported wood inputs in a finished product, this session will explain the information you need today to prepare your compliance program for the Declaration later this year. Not sure if the Lacey Act applies to your company? If you’re using wood, it does.”

Industry members can register here to attend the webinar.

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