Updated Lacey Act Primer
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued an April 2010 version of its Lacey Act Primer. A new issue addressed in the updated primer is how to complete the PPQ Form 505 for goods manufactured before the Lacey Act Amendments took effect (prior to May 22, 2008). Removed from the Primer are the instructions to enter “no plant material present” on the declaration when there is no wood content in the shipment. A declaration is not needed when there is no plant content.