Trade Interference or Good Environmental Stewardship: The Case of Gibson Guitar and the Lacey Act

Posted: 21 Jul 2015

Date Written: June 5, 2015

Abstract

The Gibson Guitar Corporation based in Tennessee was raided by federal agents twice for importing prohibited wood products. The raids, especially the second, attracted much public attention and had even led for calls from some members of Congress for a change. The case examines the Lacey Act, the allegations of wrong doing, and the question of trade and domestic job creation at the expense of environmental stewardship.

Keywords: trade barriers, government regulation, environment, Lacey Act

JEL Classification: F18

Suggested Citation

Rarick, Charles A., Trade Interference or Good Environmental Stewardship: The Case of Gibson Guitar and the Lacey Act (June 5, 2015). American Journal of Trade and Policy, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 7-10, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2633479

Charles A. Rarick (Contact Author)

Purdue University Calumet ( email )

Hammond, IN 46323-2094
United States

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