PROTECTING YOURSELF AGAINST SHADY LUMBER BROKERS AND TRADERS

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https://ipewoods.com - In the lumber business, you'll encounter good and bad brokers. The trick is figuring out how to spot the good ones and toss out the rotten ones. We present you with this report to help you see the bad brokers and traders clearly through all the smoke and mirrors so that your business, reputation and bottom line aren't damaged. Dealing with Ipe Woods USA means you won't have to deal with the brokers and the traders because we've done it all the hard work for you. Dealing with us means you get the highest quality Ipe lumber at the lowest possible price, with guaranteed quality.

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INSIDE ​ ​SCOOP:  PROTECTING ​ ​YOURSELF ​ ​AGAINST  SHADY ​ ​LUMBER ​ ​BROKERS ​ ​AND  TRADERS  In ​ ​the ​ ​lumber ​ ​business ​ ​youll ​ ​encounter ​ ​good​ ​and ​ ​bad ​ ​brokers. ​ ​​ ​The ​ ​trick ​ ​is ​ ​figuring ​ ​out ​ ​how ​ ​to spot ​ ​the ​ ​good​ ​ones ​ ​and ​ ​toss ​ ​out ​ ​the ​ ​rotten ​ ​ones. ​ ​​ ​We ​ ​present ​ ​you​ ​with ​ ​this ​ ​report ​ ​to ​ ​help ​ ​you​ ​see the ​ ​bad ​ ​brokers ​ ​and ​ ​traders ​ ​clearly ​ ​through ​ ​all ​ ​the ​ ​smoke ​ ​and ​ ​mirrors ​ ​so ​ ​that ​ ​your ​ ​business reputation ​ ​and ​ ​bottom ​ ​line ​ ​arent ​ ​damaged. Dealing ​ ​with ​ ​​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA ​​ ​means ​ ​you​ ​wont ​ ​have ​ ​to ​ ​deal ​ ​with ​ ​the ​ ​brokers ​ ​and ​ ​the ​ ​traders because ​ ​weve ​ ​done ​ ​it ​ ​all ​ ​the ​ ​hard ​ ​work ​ ​for ​ ​you.​ ​​ ​Dealing ​ ​with ​ ​us ​ ​means ​ ​you​ ​get ​ ​the ​ ​highest quality ​ ​Ipe ​ ​lumber ​ ​at ​ ​the ​ ​lowest ​ ​possible ​ ​price ​ ​with ​ ​guaranteed ​ ​quality. MIXING ​ ​IT ​ ​UP Sometimes ​ ​a ​ ​broker ​ ​will ​ ​mix ​ ​"B" ​ ​grade ​ ​Ipe ​ ​wood ​ ​in ​ ​with ​ ​"A" ​ ​grade ​ ​wood ​ ​to ​ ​lower ​ ​costs. ​ ​​ ​This blend ​ ​can ​ ​be ​ ​up​ ​to ​ ​20 ​ ​"B" ​ ​grade ​ ​and ​ ​then ​ ​the ​ ​whole ​ ​lot ​ ​is ​ ​sold ​ ​as ​ ​"A" ​ ​grade ​ ​Ipe ​ ​wood. ​ ​​ ​When ©2017 ​ ​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA. ​ ​All ​ ​rights ​ ​reserved.

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times ​ ​are ​ ​extra ​ ​tough ​ ​some ​ ​brokers ​ ​have ​ ​even ​ ​exceeded ​ ​the ​ ​20 ​ ​"B" ​ ​grade ​ ​mixture ​ ​increase their ​ ​profits. At ​ ​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA ​ ​our ​ ​relationship ​ ​with ​ ​mills ​ ​in ​ ​the ​ ​United ​ ​States ​ ​or ​ ​Brazil ​ ​guarantees ​ ​that ​ ​we only ​ ​offer ​ ​premium ​ ​Ipe ​ ​lumber ​ ​to ​ ​you.​ ​​ ​The ​ ​"B" ​ ​stuff ​ ​goes ​ ​to ​ ​the ​ ​market ​ ​which ​ ​is ​ ​clamoring ​ ​for it. ​ ​​ ​This ​ ​protects ​ ​you​ ​from ​ ​getting ​ ​lower ​ ​grade ​ ​pieces ​ ​mixed ​ ​in ​ ​with ​ ​your ​ ​order ​ ​of ​ ​premium ​ ​grade Ipe ​ ​wood. IS ​ ​THAT ​ ​ALL ​ ​GOOD ​ ​STUFF Another ​ ​trick ​ ​unscrupulous ​ ​mills ​ ​and ​ ​brokers ​ ​use ​ ​is ​ ​to ​ ​mix ​ ​in ​ ​a ​ ​variety ​ ​of ​ ​"sub-species" ​ ​and ​ ​then label ​ ​it ​ ​"Pure ​ ​Ipe." ​ ​​ ​This ​ ​results ​ ​in ​ ​wood ​ ​with ​ ​lower ​ ​strength ​ ​and ​ ​hardness ​ ​and ​ ​a ​ ​wider ​ ​range ​ ​of color ​ ​variance ​ ​in ​ ​the ​ ​product. ​ ​​ ​There ​ ​are ​ ​a ​ ​few ​ ​rare ​ ​instances ​ ​when ​ ​brokers ​ ​have ​ ​directed ​ ​mills ​ ​to substitute ​ ​cheaper ​ ​non-Ipe ​ ​look-alike ​ ​woods ​ ​that ​ ​are ​ ​not ​ ​even ​ ​related ​ ​botanically. ​ ​​ ​This ​ ​produces rotting ​ ​premature ​ ​degradation ​ ​of ​ ​the ​ ​lumber ​ ​lighter ​ ​density ​ ​and ​ ​extensive ​ ​movement ​ ​in ​ ​service. Its ​ ​going ​ ​to ​ ​cost ​ ​you​ ​more ​ ​in ​ ​the ​ ​end. We ​ ​offer ​ ​only ​ ​premium ​ ​Ipe ​ ​wood ​ ​decking. ​ ​​ ​Our ​ ​product ​ ​is ​ ​always ​ ​"A" ​ ​grade ​ ​quality. Teak ​ ​Tectona ​ ​grandis ​ ​log ​ ​yard. ​ ​Jepara ​ ​Central ​ ​Java ​ ​Indonesia ​ ​​by ​ ​Murdani ​ ​Usman ​ ​/ ​ ​CIFOR MAKE ​ ​SURE ​ ​ITS ​ ​LONG ​ ​ENOUGH Sometimes ​ ​brokers ​ ​lower ​ ​production ​ ​costs ​ ​by​ ​quoting ​ ​a ​ ​tighter ​ ​range ​ ​of ​ ​lengths. ​ ​​ ​When ​ ​pricing competitors ​ ​always ​ ​make ​ ​sure ​ ​youre ​ ​comparing ​ ​apples ​ ​to ​ ​apples. Our ​ ​lots ​ ​have ​ ​lengths ​ ​from ​ ​6 ​ ​to ​ ​22 ​ ​99 ​ ​of ​ ​the ​ ​time ​ ​8’-22’. ​ ​​ ​At ​ ​times ​ ​shady ​ ​brokers ​ ​will ​ ​use the ​ ​4 ​ ​to ​ ​12 ​ ​range ​ ​to ​ ​get ​ ​a ​ ​cheaper ​ ​cubic ​ ​meter ​ ​shipping ​ ​costs ​ ​but ​ ​the ​ ​longer ​ ​lengths ​ ​are ​ ​the ​ ​most valuable. AN ​ ​HONEST ​ ​PACKING ​ ​LIST Some ​ ​sketchy ​ ​brokers ​ ​will ​ ​fax ​ ​a ​ ​good​ ​looking ​ ​packing ​ ​list ​ ​with ​ ​a ​ ​variety ​ ​of ​ ​lengths ​ ​in ​ ​the ​ ​order and ​ ​then ​ ​youll ​ ​wire ​ ​the ​ ​money. ​ ​​ ​And ​ ​then ​ ​"surprise ​ ​surprise" ​ ​when ​ ​the ​ ​product ​ ​arrives ​ ​what the ​ ​packing ​ ​list ​ ​says ​ ​and ​ ​what ​ ​you​ ​got ​ ​are ​ ​two ​ ​different ​ ​things. ​ ​​ ​Sometimes ​ ​its ​ ​not ​ ​as ​ ​many pieces ​ ​or ​ ​it ​ ​might ​ ​be ​ ​too ​ ​many ​ ​short ​ ​cheaper ​ ​lengths. ​ ​​ ​Tricks ​ ​like ​ ​this ​ ​give ​ ​the ​ ​broker ​ ​a ​ ​higher profit. ​ ​​ ​There ​ ​are ​ ​even ​ ​rare ​ ​instances ​ ​of ​ ​whole ​ ​bundles ​ ​missing ​ ​or ​ ​a ​ ​disproportionate ​ ​amount ​ ​of the ​ ​cheaper ​ ​shorts ​ ​vs. ​ ​the ​ ​valuable ​ ​long ​ ​pieces. Dealing ​ ​with ​ ​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA ​ ​means ​ ​what ​ ​you​ ​see ​ ​on​ ​the ​ ​packing ​ ​list ​ ​is ​ ​exactly ​ ​what ​ ​shows ​ ​up to ​ ​your ​ ​worksite. ​ ​​ ​In ​ ​the ​ ​old ​ ​days ​ ​they ​ ​said ​ ​a ​ ​mans ​ ​word ​ ​was ​ ​his ​ ​bond.​ ​​ ​In ​ ​our ​ ​case ​ ​our ​ ​packing lists ​ ​are ​ ​our ​ ​bond.​ ​​ ​All ​ ​orders ​ ​are ​ ​thoroughly ​ ​inspected ​ ​as ​ ​they ​ ​are ​ ​being ​ ​assembled ​ ​and ​ ​before ©2017 ​ ​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA. ​ ​All ​ ​rights ​ ​reserved.

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they ​ ​leave ​ ​the ​ ​warehouse. ​ ​​ ​If ​ ​there ​ ​is ​ ​some ​ ​reason ​ ​we ​ ​need ​ ​to ​ ​make ​ ​changes ​ ​to ​ ​your ​ ​order ​ ​we notify ​ ​you​ ​about ​ ​your ​ ​options ​ ​well ​ ​before ​ ​anything ​ ​is ​ ​shipped. CREDIBILITY When ​ ​dealing ​ ​with ​ ​any ​ ​supplier ​ ​be ​ ​it ​ ​a ​ ​broker ​ ​or ​ ​a ​ ​company ​ ​such ​ ​as ​ ​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA ​ ​trust ​ ​is ​ ​the key ​ ​to ​ ​everything. ​ ​​ ​Say ​ ​for ​ ​example ​ ​a ​ ​mill ​ ​cheats ​ ​a ​ ​broker ​ ​with ​ ​false ​ ​documents ​ ​or ​ ​not ​ ​shipping the ​ ​order ​ ​your ​ ​money ​ ​has ​ ​vanished ​ ​and ​ ​getting ​ ​your ​ ​order ​ ​on​ ​time ​ ​is ​ ​questionable ​ ​at ​ ​best. Worse ​ ​some ​ ​brokers ​ ​claim ​ ​theyll ​ ​shepherd ​ ​the ​ ​order ​ ​until ​ ​delivery ​ ​but ​ ​when ​ ​problems ​ ​arise they ​ ​disappear. ​ ​​ ​Getting ​ ​satisfaction ​ ​from ​ ​dishonest ​ ​brokers ​ ​and ​ ​mills ​ ​in ​ ​South ​ ​America ​ ​can ​ ​be an ​ ​almost ​ ​impossible ​ ​process. ​ ​​ ​The ​ ​legal ​ ​systems ​ ​there ​ ​are ​ ​deadly ​ ​slow ​ ​and ​ ​characterized ​ ​by corruption ​ ​requiring ​ ​bribes ​ ​and ​ ​payoffs ​ ​to ​ ​get ​ ​any ​ ​kind ​ ​of ​ ​progress. ​ ​​ ​​ ​Finding ​ ​the ​ ​vanished ​ ​broker can ​ ​be ​ ​even ​ ​more ​ ​difficult ​ ​believe ​ ​or ​ ​not ​ ​because ​ ​somehow ​ ​or ​ ​other ​ ​their ​ ​name ​ ​wasnt ​ ​on​ ​the packing ​ ​list ​ ​bill ​ ​of ​ ​lading ​ ​and ​ ​all ​ ​the ​ ​other ​ ​legal ​ ​documents. ​ ​​ ​And ​ ​then ​ ​youre ​ ​on​ ​your ​ ​own dealing ​ ​with ​ ​US ​ ​and ​ ​foreign ​ ​customs ​ ​agents. ​ ​​ ​Or ​ ​else ​ ​youre ​ ​now ​ ​dealing ​ ​with ​ ​the ​ ​mill ​ ​on​ ​your own ​ ​without ​ ​the ​ ​broker. Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA ​ ​is ​ ​one ​ ​of ​ ​the ​ ​industry ​ ​leaders ​ ​in ​ ​exotic ​ ​hardwoods ​ ​meeting ​ ​all ​ ​your ​ ​Ipe ​ ​lumber needs. ​ ​​ ​We ​ ​have ​ ​developed ​ ​all ​ ​the ​ ​relationships ​ ​to ​ ​make ​ ​sure ​ ​things ​ ​like ​ ​this ​ ​dont ​ ​happen ​ ​to ​ ​you. And ​ ​we ​ ​stand ​ ​by​ ​everything: ​ ​​ ​the ​ ​quality ​ ​of ​ ​the ​ ​Ipe ​ ​lumber ​ ​youve ​ ​purchased ​ ​the ​ ​proper ​ ​mix ​ ​of lengths ​ ​shipping ​ ​and ​ ​delivery. ​ ​​ ​Our ​ ​headquarters ​ ​are ​ ​right ​ ​here ​ ​in ​ ​the ​ ​U.S. ​ ​so ​ ​you​ ​dont ​ ​have ​ ​to worry ​ ​about ​ ​language ​ ​or ​ ​cultural ​ ​barriers ​ ​in ​ ​getting ​ ​what ​ ​youve ​ ​purchased. RELIABLE ©2017 ​ ​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA. ​ ​All ​ ​rights ​ ​reserved.

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Shipping ​ ​and ​ ​delivery ​ ​dates ​ ​are ​ ​set ​ ​however ​ ​sometimes ​ ​mills ​ ​or ​ ​dishonest ​ ​brokers ​ ​will ​ ​resell ​ ​the product ​ ​for ​ ​a ​ ​higher ​ ​profit ​ ​if ​ ​the ​ ​Ipe ​ ​wood ​ ​cost ​ ​has ​ ​gone ​ ​up​ ​during ​ ​the ​ ​milling ​ ​process. ​ ​Then ​ ​you get ​ ​stories ​ ​such ​ ​as ​ ​equipment ​ ​problem ​ ​or ​ ​another ​ ​kind ​ ​of ​ ​problem. ​ ​​ ​Of ​ ​course ​ ​this ​ ​costs ​ ​you​ ​and your ​ ​customer ​ ​valuable ​ ​time ​ ​and ​ ​money. ​ ​​ ​Another ​ ​trick ​ ​is ​ ​for ​ ​brokers ​ ​to ​ ​delay ​ ​the ​ ​shipment hoping ​ ​to ​ ​take ​ ​advantage ​ ​of ​ ​daily ​ ​swings ​ ​in ​ ​the ​ ​currency ​ ​markets. ​ ​​ ​The ​ ​broker ​ ​wants ​ ​to ​ ​pick ​ ​up another ​ ​2 ​ ​and ​ ​its ​ ​costing ​ ​you​ ​money ​ ​and ​ ​reputation ​ ​with ​ ​your ​ ​client. The ​ ​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA ​ ​team ​ ​has ​ ​the ​ ​experience ​ ​to ​ ​prevent ​ ​such ​ ​games ​ ​and ​ ​costs ​ ​with ​ ​your valuable ​ ​money ​ ​and ​ ​time. ​ ​​ ​We ​ ​eliminate ​ ​the ​ ​risks ​ ​of ​ ​international ​ ​trade. ON ​ ​HAND ​ ​INVENTORY Ever ​ ​seen ​ ​those ​ ​guys ​ ​in ​ ​movies ​ ​or ​ ​on​ ​TV ​ ​doing ​ ​business ​ ​out ​ ​of ​ ​a ​ ​pay ​ ​phone ​ ​​ ​Well ​ ​these ​ ​days you​ ​dont ​ ​see ​ ​many ​ ​pay ​ ​phones ​ ​but ​ ​the ​ ​image ​ ​is ​ ​a ​ ​pretty ​ ​accurate ​ ​description ​ ​of ​ ​your ​ ​average broker ​ ​whose ​ ​office ​ ​consists ​ ​of ​ ​a ​ ​phone ​ ​and ​ ​a ​ ​computer. They ​ ​jump ​ ​in ​ ​and ​ ​out ​ ​of ​ ​the ​ ​market ​ ​as ​ ​it ​ ​suits ​ ​them. ​ ​​ ​Theyre ​ ​often ​ ​quoting ​ ​stateside ​ ​inventory that ​ ​five ​ ​other ​ ​brokers ​ ​are ​ ​offering ​ ​as ​ ​well. ​ ​​ ​You ​ ​go​ ​to ​ ​buy​ ​your ​ ​Ipe ​ ​lumber ​ ​only ​ ​to ​ ​find someone ​ ​else ​ ​bought ​ ​it ​ ​first. ​ ​​ ​Another ​ ​waste ​ ​of ​ ​your ​ ​valuable ​ ​time. We ​ ​have ​ ​stateside ​ ​finished ​ ​high-quality ​ ​inventory ​ ​available ​ ​that ​ ​as ​ ​our ​ ​customer ​ ​you​ ​dont ​ ​have to ​ ​worry ​ ​about ​ ​that ​ ​happening ​ ​to ​ ​you.​ ​​ ​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA ​ ​gladly ​ ​helps ​ ​with ​ ​even ​ ​the ​ ​most ​ ​difficult custom ​ ​orders. ​ ​​ ​We ​ ​are ​ ​the ​ ​place ​ ​to ​ ​buy​ ​your ​ ​​Ipe ​ ​lumber ​. CUSTOMS Dealing ​ ​with ​ ​the ​ ​feds ​ ​is ​ ​one ​ ​of ​ ​the ​ ​prices ​ ​to ​ ​pay ​ ​when ​ ​dealing ​ ​with ​ ​foreign ​ ​trade. ​ ​​ ​One ​ ​of ​ ​the mandatory ​ ​documents ​ ​to ​ ​be ​ ​filed ​ ​is ​ ​the ​ ​Importer ​ ​Security ​ ​Filing ​ ​ISF ​ ​which ​ ​is ​ ​submitted electronically ​ ​24​ ​hours ​ ​before ​ ​the ​ ​shipment ​ ​is ​ ​loaded. ​ ​It ​ ​must ​ ​contain ​ ​the ​ ​following ​ ​10​ ​pieces ​ ​of information ​ ​from ​ ​the ​ ​importer: Manufacturer ​ ​or ​ ​supplier ​ ​name ​ ​and ​ ​address Seller ​ ​or ​ ​owner ​ ​name ​ ​and ​ ​address Buyer ​ ​or ​ ​owner ​ ​name ​ ​and ​ ​address Ship-to ​ ​name ​ ​and ​ ​address Container ​ ​stuffing ​ ​location Consolidator ​ ​stuffer ​ ​name ​ ​and ​ ​address ©2017 ​ ​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA. ​ ​All ​ ​rights ​ ​reserved.

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Importer ​ ​of ​ ​record ​ ​name/foreign ​ ​trade ​ ​zone ​ ​applicant ​ ​identification ​ ​number Consignee ​ ​number ​ ​s Country ​ ​of ​ ​origin Commodity ​ ​Harmonized ​ ​Tariff ​ ​Schedule ​ ​number Customs ​ ​is ​ ​enforcing ​ ​10+2 ​ ​through ​ ​the ​ ​assessment ​ ​of ​ ​liquidated ​ ​damages ​ ​and ​ ​additional penalties ​ ​applicable ​ ​under ​ ​other ​ ​provisions ​ ​of ​ ​law. ​ ​​ ​Liquidated ​ ​damages ​ ​reach ​ ​5000.00​ ​for violations ​ ​such ​ ​as ​ ​failing ​ ​to ​ ​submit ​ ​the ​ ​fully ​ ​completed ​ ​ISF ​ ​in ​ ​a ​ ​timely ​ ​and ​ ​accurate ​ ​manner. These ​ ​damages ​ ​will ​ ​be ​ ​assessed ​ ​against ​ ​the ​ ​holder ​ ​of ​ ​the ​ ​posted ​ ​bond​ ​for ​ ​the ​ ​ISF. ​ ​​ ​Mitigation ​ ​is the ​ ​exception ​ ​not ​ ​the ​ ​rule. Compliance ​ ​is ​ ​at ​ ​the ​ ​core ​ ​of ​ ​what ​ ​we ​ ​do​ ​at ​ ​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA. ​ ​​ ​We ​ ​double ​ ​check ​ ​triple ​ ​check ​ ​and sometimes ​ ​quadruple ​ ​check ​ ​each ​ ​step ​ ​to ​ ​make ​ ​your ​ ​order ​ ​arrives ​ ​on​ ​time ​ ​and ​ ​with ​ ​no​ ​additional costs. ​ ​We ​ ​have ​ ​staff ​ ​that ​ ​is ​ ​multi-lingual ​ ​with ​ ​extensive ​ ​experience ​ ​in ​ ​ensuring ​ ​total ​ ​compliance with ​ ​both ​ ​international ​ ​and ​ ​domestic ​ ​law. ​ ​​ ​Brokers ​ ​can ​ ​fool ​ ​you​ ​telling ​ ​you​ ​youre ​ ​free ​ ​from legal ​ ​responsibilities ​ ​and ​ ​ramifications ​ ​of ​ ​the ​ ​regular ​ ​document ​ ​screw-ups. ​ ​​ ​Run ​ ​away ​ ​from ​ ​those brokers ​ ​very ​ ​fast. LACEY ​ ​ACT ​ ​COMPLIANCE The ​ ​​Lacey ​ ​Act ​​ ​goes ​ ​back ​ ​100​ ​years ​ ​criminalizing ​ ​the ​ ​buying ​ ​selling ​ ​or ​ ​trading ​ ​of ​ ​any ​ ​wildlife or ​ ​plants ​ ​procured ​ ​and ​ ​transported ​ ​by​ ​illegal ​ ​means. ​ ​​ ​It ​ ​became ​ ​law ​ ​in ​ ​1900​ ​and ​ ​amended ​ ​in 2008​ ​protecting ​ ​an ​ ​expanded ​ ​range ​ ​of ​ ​plants ​ ​and ​ ​animals. ​ ​Beginning ​ ​April ​ ​2009​ ​the ​ ​amended act ​ ​requires ​ ​importers ​ ​to ​ ​submit ​ ​a ​ ​declaration ​ ​for ​ ​certain ​ ​plants ​ ​and ​ ​plant ​ ​products ​ ​which includes ​ ​many ​ ​wood ​ ​products. ​ ​​ ​The ​ ​declaration ​ ​must ​ ​contain ​ ​the ​ ​scientific ​ ​name ​ ​of ​ ​the ​ ​plant ​ ​the importation ​ ​value ​ ​quantity ​ ​and ​ ​name ​ ​of ​ ​the ​ ​country ​ ​where ​ ​the ​ ​plants ​ ​were ​ ​harvested. We ​ ​have ​ ​a ​ ​stellar ​ ​track ​ ​record ​ ​of ​ ​dealing ​ ​only ​ ​in ​ ​legally ​ ​harvested ​ ​Ipe ​ ​lumber. ​ ​​ ​You ​ ​can ​ ​rest ​ ​easy because ​ ​youre ​ ​dealing ​ ​with ​ ​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA ​ ​and ​ ​our ​ ​reputation ​ ​in ​ ​working ​ ​only ​ ​with ​ ​legally harvested ​ ​Ipe ​ ​lumber ​ ​and ​ ​following ​ ​all ​ ​international ​ ​trade ​ ​laws ​ ​including ​ ​the ​ ​Lacey ​ ​Act. TOTALLY ​ ​LEGAL If ​ ​you​ ​assume ​ ​that ​ ​brokers ​ ​and ​ ​suppliers ​ ​always ​ ​comply ​ ​with ​ ​trade ​ ​laws ​ ​youre ​ ​making ​ ​a mistake. ​ ​​ ​If ​ ​you​ ​dont ​ ​know ​ ​a ​ ​broker ​ ​or ​ ​supplier ​ ​beware ​ ​of ​ ​doing ​ ​business ​ ​with ​ ​them. ​ ​​ ​Its ​ ​very tough ​ ​to ​ ​know ​ ​if ​ ​the ​ ​wood ​ ​they ​ ​sell ​ ​you​ ​is ​ ​legal. ​ ​​ ​You ​ ​can ​ ​assume ​ ​that ​ ​unscrupulous ​ ​brokers ​ ​and suppliers ​ ​are ​ ​like ​ ​ambulance ​ ​chasing ​ ​attorneys. ​ ​​ ​They ​ ​know ​ ​the ​ ​laws ​ ​and ​ ​do​ ​all ​ ​they ​ ​can ​ ​to ​ ​dance around ​ ​them. ​ ​Thats ​ ​what ​ ​makes ​ ​them ​ ​successful. ​ ​​ ​Worse ​ ​some ​ ​make ​ ​it ​ ​seem ​ ​as ​ ​though ​ ​youre buying ​ ​legal ​ ​hardwoods. ​ ​​ ​Additionally ​ ​some ​ ​brokers ​ ​and ​ ​suppliers ​ ​manipulate ​ ​submitted information ​ ​with ​ ​incorrect ​ ​data ​ ​shifting ​ ​responsibility ​ ​and ​ ​liability ​ ​to ​ ​you.​ ​​ ​If ​ ​you​ ​unknowingly ©2017 ​ ​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA. ​ ​All ​ ​rights ​ ​reserved.

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purchase ​ ​illegally ​ ​sourced ​ ​wood ​ ​youre ​ ​still ​ ​subject ​ ​to ​ ​the ​ ​Lacey ​ ​Act ​ ​and ​ ​the ​ ​ISF. ​ ​​ ​Under ​ ​the Lacey ​ ​Act ​ ​you​ ​can ​ ​be ​ ​fined ​ ​by​ ​forfeiture ​ ​of ​ ​goods ​ ​and ​ ​fines ​ ​up​ ​to ​ ​500000​ ​not ​ ​to ​ ​mention ​ ​fines and ​ ​penalties ​ ​for ​ ​incorrect ​ ​ISF ​ ​submissions. ​ ​​ ​If ​ ​a ​ ​company ​ ​is ​ ​found ​ ​to ​ ​have ​ ​knowingly ​ ​purchased or ​ ​traded ​ ​hardwood ​ ​that ​ ​is ​ ​illegally ​ ​sourced ​ ​a ​ ​prison ​ ​sentence ​ ​is ​ ​on​ ​the ​ ​table ​ ​as ​ ​well. The ​ ​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA ​ ​name ​ ​on​ ​all ​ ​government ​ ​paperwork ​ ​and ​ ​legal ​ ​documents ​ ​means ​ ​that everything ​ ​has ​ ​been ​ ​done ​ ​properly ​ ​correctly ​ ​and ​ ​legally. RELAX ​ ​WEVE ​ ​GOT ​ ​IT ​ ​COVERED As ​ ​youve ​ ​seen ​ ​dealing ​ ​internationally ​ ​is ​ ​full ​ ​of ​ ​potholes ​ ​and ​ ​dangers ​ ​and ​ ​shady ​ ​characters. Dealing ​ ​with ​ ​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA ​ ​for ​ ​all ​ ​your ​ ​Ipe ​ ​lumber ​ ​needs ​ ​is ​ ​good​ ​for ​ ​your ​ ​business. ​ ​​ ​We ​ ​have a ​ ​solid ​ ​reputation ​ ​in ​ ​the ​ ​world ​ ​of ​ ​international ​ ​hardwoods. ​ ​We ​ ​supply ​ ​clients ​ ​throughout ​ ​the United ​ ​States. ​ ​​ ​You ​ ​know ​ ​youre ​ ​dealing ​ ​with ​ ​an ​ ​industry ​ ​leader ​ ​and ​ ​all ​ ​your ​ ​purchases ​ ​through us ​ ​are ​ ​guaranteed ​ ​to ​ ​be ​ ​grade ​ ​"A" ​ ​quality ​ ​legally ​ ​harvested ​ ​and ​ ​environmentally ​ ​sustainable wood ​ ​products. ©2017 ​ ​Ipe ​ ​Woods ​ ​USA. ​ ​All ​ ​rights ​ ​reserved.

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