The Lacey Act

In 2008 President Bush signed the Farm Bill which contained a provision amending the Lacey Act, a conservation law designed to protect plants and wildlife. The amendment requires importers of plant and plant products to file import declarations that include genus and species of the plant(s) used, the value and quantity of the importation, and the country from which the plant was harvested. If the merchandise your company sells is made from wood or plants, it will be subject to the import declaration requirement.

Beginning May 1, 2009, certain commodities were subject to the reporting requirements of the Lacey Act. If you import merchandise of plant origin, please contact us for further information.

Online information is available here.