"We're thrilled with the interest and response on this important training program," said IWPA Executive Director Cindy Squires. "Industry leaders are taking compliance requirements across a range of regulations very seriously, particularly in light of the recent Lumber Liquidator's $13.5 million settlement with the Department of Justice on Customs Law and Lacey Act violations. As previous attendees have found, there is no 'one-size-fits-all' approach to sourcing and compliance. These due diligence tools reflect the legal requirements and the industry's need for flexibility to adjust their corporate standards and procedures based on the particular specifications of their product, the country of origin and the complexity of their supply chain."
Following the Atlanta courses, IWPA's final 2016 program offering will be in Alexandria, Virgina on September 21st, concurrent with the organization's Member Meeting and Fly-In. Registration for all remaining courses is open at www.iwpawood.org.
See more details on IWPA's Due Care Compliance Training Series.
Established in 1956, the International Wood Products Association's (www.IWPAwood.org) mission is to build acceptance and demand in North America for globally sourced wood products from sustainably managed forests. IWPA is the leading international trade association for the North American imported wood products industry, representing 200 companies and trade associations engaged in the import of hardwoods and softwoods. Association members consist of three key groups involved in the import process: U.S. importers and consuming industries, offshore manufacturers and the service providers that facilitate trade.
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SOURCE International Wood Products Association