ANNOUNCEMENT 16 Dec 2014In December 2014, the government of the United States of America announced a general change in export conditions.
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On December 16, 2014 the president signed into law a bill (H.R.83) entitled the "Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015." Among the many items in this wide-ranging bill, now Public Law No: 113-235, is a provision restricting exports of Alaskan timber.
Division F, Title IV, Section 411 places restrictions on timber sale in Alaska's Region 10, one of which generally reserves these goods to domestic purchasers. It states that 'western red cedar timber from those sales which is surplus to the needs of the domestic processors in Alaska, shall be made available to domestic processors in the contiguous 48 United States at prevailing domestic prices,' but that ''a'll additional western red cedar volume not sold to Alaska or contiguous 48 United States domestic processors may be exported to foreign markets at the election of the timber sale holder.'