APHIS is proposing fee increases related to its AQI program to pay for “the level of effort it takes to inspect the average ship and its cargo and reflects the expanded capacity of modern container ships.” Submit your comments by Oct. 10, 2023. Full details here.
USDA/APHIS has released an import alert for High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) originating from Canada. Find out the zones affected, import requirements and more here.
Importer of animal and/or plant products into the U.S.? Lacey Act declarations will be required for all remaining plant product Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes that are not 100-percent composite materials. Find out all the important details that you need to know here.
APHIS has created a pest risk assessment report that details the potential risks posed by importing fresh oranges and tangerines from Egypt into the United States. Find out if your imports are affected here.
As of July 6, 2023, port terminals in Canada accepting the discharge of shipborne dunnage must obtain an import permit. Find out all the details you need to know to stay compliant.
The USDA’s FSIS has published a new regulatory amendment that will significantly broaden the scope of its generically approved labeling system for meat, poultry, and egg products. Find out all the details you need to know here.
The USDA is currently considering the importation of fresh pineapple from Taiwan for consumption in the U.S. and its territories. Find out all the details here.
Importer of dairy products? FAS has issued an interim final rule which suspends for an additional year the historical license reduction provision which would otherwise apply beginning with the 2023 quota year. This change will allow license holders additional time to adjust to challenging market conditions impacting the dairy sector. Find out all the details you need to know, in addition to how to submit comments on this rule, here.
Importer of animal and/or plant products into the U.S.? APHIS will be launching their newly developed Agricultural Commodity Import Requirements (ACIR) database as of September 30, 2022. Find out all the important details that you need to know here.