Lacey Act Phase IV Enforcement Beings April 1st

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Lacey Act Phase IV Enforcement Beings April 1st

On April 1, 2010, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is scheduled to implement Phase IV enforcement of the declaration requirement for imported plants and plant products.   Phase IV expands the articles requiring an import declaration, PPQ Form 505, to include portions of eight HTS Chapters:

 

Ch. 44 – 4421 (other articles of wood)

 

Ch. 66 – 6602 (walking sticks, whips, crops)

 

Ch. 82 – 8201 (hand tools)

 

Ch. 92 – 9201 (pianos)

               9202 (other stringed instruments)

 

Ch. 93 – 9302 (revolvers and pistols)

               9305.10.20 (parts and accessories for same)

 

Ch. 94 – 9401.69 (seats with wood frames)

 

Ch. 95 – 9504.20 (articles and accessories for billiards)

 

Ch. 97 – 9703 (sculptures)

 

For more information regarding the Lacey Act please go to:http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/lacey_act/index.shtml