The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released a notice regarding the implementation of revised Lacey Act provisions. The official document is expected to be published on June 16 and is available online here.

APHIS has now clarified that Lacey Act data is required for FTZ entries.

According to the notice, “APHIS has become aware of certain instances where a Plant and Plant Product Declaration has not been filed for plant or plant products entered into the United States from FTZ and bonded warehouses. [ . . . ] We are publishing this notice to make clear that such a declaration is required for all formal consumption entries of plant and plant products imported into the United States, including those entries from FTZ and bonded warehouses.”

You can read the full notice from APHIS on

APHIS will continue updating Lacey Act information on their website. You can also sign up for updates by registering for their stakeholder registry here and selecting “Lacey Act Declaration” as your topic of interest.