Fish and Wildlife tightens regulations for mahogany imports
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has implemented new international permit regulations for imports of certain mahogany shipments.
The new regulations apply to logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets and plywood of bigleaf, Pacific Coast and Caribbean mahogany grown in their native ranges. It does not apply to those from plantations outside those ranges.
Last year, 160 countries, including the United States, added the mahogany types to Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna dn Flora (CITES) to help ensure their harvest is legal.