Viewing cable 08VILNIUS1028
Title: LITHUANIA CONCERNED BY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE

IdentifierCreatedReleasedClassificationOrigin
08VILNIUS10282008-12-05 14:49:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Vilnius
R 051449Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY VILNIUS
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 3142
INFO EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
DEPT OF AGRICULTURE WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS VILNIUS 001028 
 
 
DEPT FOR OES/ENRC:MJOHNSEN 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: SENV EAID EAGR ETRD EINV BTIO LH
SUBJECT: LITHUANIA CONCERNED BY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 
AMENDED LACEY ACT 
 
REF: STATE 126654 
 
On December 4 we discussed reftel with Sigita Kavaliunaite 
and Virginija Vinciuniene of the MFA's Foreign Trade Policy 
Department.  (Note:  based on concerns she had raised earlier 
about the Lacey Act and its applicability to Lithuania, we 
had previously shared with Kavaliunaite information regarding 
the Act's amendments provided by EEB/TPP/MTA.)  We emphasized 
to Kavaliunaite and Vinciuniene that as a member of the WTO 
the United States must provide equal treatment to all our 
trading partners and emphasized that the Lacey Act helps 
countries with strong logging regulations and enforcement to 
compete more fairly with those that do not. 
 
CLOUD