Trade Interference or Good Environmental Stewardship: The Case of Gibson Guitar and the Lacey Act
Posted: 21 Jul 2015
Date Written: June 5, 2015
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
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