Beginning October 1, 2020, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will start enforcing Lacey Act import declaration requirements on 29 new tariff lines. This marks the sixth phase of Lacey Act declaration enforcement.
Some of the new products include essential oils; trunks, cases and suitcases; oriented strand board and wooden containers and pallets; musical instruments; and monopods, bipods, tripods, and more.
Lacey Act declarations must include the scientific name of the plant, value of the importation, quantity of the plant, and name of the country from where the plant was harvested. For paper and paperboard products containing recycled content, the declaration also must include the average percent of recycled content without regard for species or country of harvest.
APHIS has also, recently announced a de minimis exemption to Lacey Act declaration requirements for products with minimal amounts of plant material.
Please reach out with any questions you have regarding these changes.