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51st NCBFAA Annual Conference

Fort Lauderdale Marriott
Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

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USDA - Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service (APHIS)

Booth 608


The Lacey Act amendments of 2008 make it unlawful to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase any plant or plant taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of any law, treaty, or regulation of the United States or in violation of any Indian tribal law with some exceptions. In spring 2024, APHIS will publish in the Federal Register all remaining Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes that contain plant products that are not 100 percent composite materials and will soon require an import declaration as part of the Phase VII declaration implementation schedule. This means a wide array of imported products—such as furniture, toys, housewares, kitchenware, additional essential oils, and cork—that have never before needed Lacey Act declarations will now need them. Come see APHIS personnel and learn more about Phase VII. We look forward to meeting with you and answering your questions on all things Lacey Act. 



Erin Otto

4700 River Road

Riverdale, MD  20737

(301) 851-3881