One of the biggest challenges facing the vitality of America’s working forests are restrictions to the global markets that we are seeing more and more of. While many of these may be well-intentioned efforts overseas, they have the unintended consequence of placing significant barriers to free trade while doing nothing to maintain the sustainability of our resources here in the United States. Requirements that might make sense in many third-world regions simply have the opposite impact here, causing economic harm without any real benefit. In this section, we will alert you to policy initiatives that put up roadblocks to free trade and market access.