The Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. Section 3372) makes it unlawful for any person to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire or purchase any plant or plant product (including timber or wood product) that is taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of any law, treaty, or regulation of the United States, a U.S. State, a U.S. Indian Tribe, or the law of a foreign country that protects plants or regulates certain plant related offenses.
The Lacey Act also makes it unlawful for any person to make or submit any false record, account, or label for, or any false identification of, any plant or plant product which has been or is intended to be (1) imported, exported, sold, purchased, or received from any foreign country; or (2) transported in interstate or foreign commerce. (16 U.S.C. Section 3372(d)).