14th Semi-Annual Meeting of the Forest Legality Alliance Planned for December 15-16

Please mark your calendars for the 14th semi-annual meeting of the Forest Legality Alliance membership, which will take place on December 15-16 in Washington, DC.


The draft agenda and logistical information about the meeting is now available. This time, panels will focus on the Congo Basin, the guitar industry in the U.S., and the recent Lacey Act plea agreement between the Department of Justice and Lumber Liquidators. 


The meeting will begin with lunch at noon on Tuesday, December 15th, and end with lunch at noon on Wednesday, December 16th. Due to the ongoing renovation of the WRI office, the meeting will take place around the corner, at the following location:

American Psychological Association (APA)
Capitol View Conference Center
750 First St. NE
Washington, DC 20002


To register for the meeting, please use the following online form

Besides the regular FLA meeting, FLA will host a discussion after lunch on December 16th, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. on identifying user needs for information on timber legality and forest products trade housed on an interactive, web-based platform. WRI is assessing the currently existing information plaftorms, and determining user needs for expansions, upgrades, or new tools. FLA would great appreciate comments and feedback on this topic. If you would like to participate, please indicate so in the meeting registration form


Gotomeeting and a conference call-in number is provided for those participants who are unable to join in person. Please click here to find the remote access information. 


There is a limited number of hotel rooms at a conference rate at teh Phoenix Park Hotel, a few blocks from the meeting location. Please contact tschneider@wri.org should you like to book one of these rooms.