DHA Insights: March 7, 2024

Decorative Hardwoods Association

DHA joined the Hardwood Federation in opposing proposed changes to the Lacey Act that would undermine enforcement of U.S. law by placing unreasonable timelines for clearing and releasing potential illegal imports. While we support greater efficiency and funding for Lacey enforcement to speed up the process, the proposed changes in H.R. 7157 are not the right approach.

The German Sawmill and Wood Industry Association recently reiterated its criticism of the European Deforestation Regulations (EUDR). The American Hardwood Export Council has raised concerns about these regulations since the beginning and is working to help U.S. exporters deal with the regulations. Don’t miss AHEC's presentation at DHA's Annual Meeting on the plan to address these challenging regulations.

If you have questions or comments, contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Keith A. Christman, President
Decorative Hardwoods Association