So India passes a lwa that makes your product illegal, but your competitor’s product is legal. Any chance corporations have learned that it’s easier (cheaper) to lobby the Indian (or other foreign) government to get favorable laws passed and stifle your competition than it is to do the same with US laws? It’s probably already being done.
Leatherwing, Gibson claims that the Indian government says the wood was exported correctly but that the US government’s interpretation of Indian law disagrees.
Andrea Johnson of the Environmental Investigation Agency says “it’s not up to Gibson to decide which laws…they want to respect” and then she says that despite the text of the law individuals don’t need to worry about needing a Lacey declaration. Shut up and she’ll tell you when you’re a felon.