APHIS Announces Lacey Act Phase VII

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 5/2/23 5:00 PM

On April 27, 2023, in an article, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced Lacey Act Phase VII. According to the article, “In Phase VII, Lacey Act declarations will be required for all remaining plant product Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes that are not 100-percent composite materials. That means a wide array of imported products—such as furniture, additional essential oils, and cork—that have never before needed Lacey Act declarations will now need them.” More details on the declaration implementation will be announced in Fall 2023.

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Topics: USDA, APHIS, Lacey Act

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