In the Spring of 2024, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is expecting to begin the requirement of Lacey Act import declara­tions for a new set of plant materials and products that are not 100-percent composite. The tariff schedule is under review to determine what codes will be implemented in this phase and once published in the fall declarations will be required six months afterward. 

Phase VII will include:

  • Chapter 94- wooden, wicker, and rattan furniture.
  • Chapter 33- more essential oils.
  • Chapter 45- cork and cork products.

The agency recommends that importers who do not currently file a Lacey Act declaration familiarize themselves with the process and procedures of doing so prior to implementation.

If you have questions about filing a Lacey Act declaration, reach out to Mohawk Global Trade Advisors.

By Clarissa Chiclana

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