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Domtar Supports Elimination of Illegal Logging Through Lacey Act

Illegal logging has some obvious effects, such as the destruction of forests and ecosystems, but it also results in economic and social effects that aren't always apparent.

According to a study commissioned by the American Forest & Paper Association, illegal logging costs the U.S. forest industry roughly $1 billion each year in lost exports and depressed wood prices. The World Bank also estimates that illegal logging generates as much as $15 billion in criminal proceeds annually.

"We strongly believe that illegal logging is a serious global problem with detrimental environmental and economic consequences," said Giuseppe Lobelia, Domtar's manager of customs and international trade. "We have worked to prevent this for decades. We promise our customers that no Domtar product will contain illegally harvested wood fiber. This is something we are extremely proud of."

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Source: Domtar Newsroom

 
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