Industry groups partner to present Compliance Week

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The International Wood Products Association is partnering with the North American Building Material Distribution Association and the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors to host its Wood Trade Compliance Week, scheduled for Feb. 24-27 at the One Century Place Conference Center in Nashville, Tenn.

The event will provide wood industry executives and compliance professionals with a comprehensive analysis of the requirements of the Lacey Act and other laws relevant to trade in wood products.

“IWPA developed the due diligence training and resources for wood trade professionals to empower the wood products industry and provide them with the tools they need to successfully fulfill their role in sourcing decisions,” IWPA’s executive director, Cindy Squires, said in a statement.

“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.”

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This article originally appeared in the January 2020 issue.

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The North American Building Material Distribution Association is partnering with the International Wood Products Association to host IWPA's Wood Trade Compliance Week, Feb. 24-27, in Nashville, Tenn.