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USDA Reviewing Information Collection on Certain Wood Imports from Canada

Posted August 28, 2014

Under International Trade Issues, U.S. Customs Issues

(STR Trade Report)

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is inviting comments through Oct. 27 on the proposed extension of an information collection associated with regulations intended to prevent the introduction of gypsy moth from Canada into non-infested areas of the United States by placing certain inspection and documentation requirements on gypsy moth host material imported from Canada.

Such material includes certain trees with and without roots (e.g., Christmas trees) and shrubs with roots and persistent woody stems, logs and pulpwood with bark attached, bark and bark products, outdoor household articles, and mobile homes and their associated equipment.

Depending on the place of origin of these regulated articles and their destination in the U.S., certain information collection activities are required, including a phytosanitary certificate, certificate of origin, compliance agreement, or signed homeowner statement.