APHIS Announces Effective Date of Phase Six of Lacey Act Enforcement Schedule

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APHIS Announces Effective Date of Phase Six of Lacey Act Enforcement Schedule

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29-Sep-21

APHIS Announces Effective Date of Phase Six of Lacey Act Enforcement Schedule

Please note the following exerpt from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regarding Phase Six of the Lacey Act. The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 amended the Lacey Act to provide, among other things, that importers submit a declaration at the time of importation for certain plants and plant products. Enforcement of the declaration requirement began on April 1, 2009, and products requiring a declaration are being phased in. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of a change in the date of implementation for Phase VI of the enforcement schedule. Implementation of Phase VI of the Lacey Act enforcement schedule will begin October 1, 2021.

On March 31, 2020, we published a notice in the Federal Register (85 FR 17849-17850, Docket No. APHIS-2008-0119) announcing Phase VI of the enforcement schedule, which would have begun on October 1, 2020.

More information regarding this matter can be found in the full article and the Federal Register here.