Mullican Flooring fully supports the 2008 amendment to the Lacey Act, which controls the illegal importation of harvested timber into the United States. Any wood that has been harvested or transported in violation of a law or regulation of the country in which it was sourced is considered to be illegal timber. U.S.-based buyers of foreign wood can be prosecuted even if they have no knowledge that their timber was illegally sourced, and can face prison terms or fines up to $250,000 for each violation.
Achieving certifications through such organizations as the FSC or RPP of the National Wood Flooring Association is one way flooring manufacturers can safeguard their companies against inadvertent violations.
For more information, visit www.worldwildlife.org/what/howwedoit/policy/WWFBinaryitem11270.pdf