US blocks timber shipment from Peru

August 06, 2019
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A press release from the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has directed the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to block future timber imports from a specific Peruvian exporter because of suspected illegally harvested timber was entering the company’s supply chain.

This is the second time that the USTR has taken such action under the United States – Peru Trade Promotion Agreement’s (PTPA) Annex on Forest Sector Governance.

The USTR order was made after the timber verification process conducted by the Government of Peru revealed that a shipment from the company in question was not harvested in compliance with Peru’s laws and regulations.