In a Federal Register Notice on March 31, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the extension of the Lacey Act import declaration to 29 additional new tariff lines, starting October 1, 2020.

When the Lacey Act was passed in 1900, it became the first federal law protecting wildlife. It enforces civil and criminal penalties for the illegal trade of animals and plants. Today it regulates the import of any species protected by international or domestic law and prevents the spread of invasive, or non-native, species.

CHAPTER 33: ESSENTIAL OILS
  • 3301.29.5109—essential oils of cedarwood
  • 3301.29.5121—essential oils of linaloe or bois de rose
  • 3301.29.5139—essential oils of sandalwood
  • 3301.29.5150—essential oils of “other”
CHAPTER 42: TRUCKS, CASES AND SUITCASES
  • 4202.29.2000—trunks, cases, and suitcases of wood
  • 4202.99.2000—other, of wood, not lined
  • 4202.99.3000—other, of wood, lined
CHAPTER 44: WOOD AND ARTICLES OF WOOD
  • 4410.12—oriented strand board (OSB)
  • 4415—cases, boxes, crates, drums, containers, pallets, box-pallets, etc.
CHAPTER 92: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
  • 9205.90.2000—wind musical instruments: bagpipes
  • 9205.90.4020—clarinets
  • 9205.90.4080—other (woodwind instruments)
  • 9205.90.4060—flutes and piccolos
  • 9206.00.2000—drums
  • 9207.90.0040—musical instruments (fretted string instruments)
  • 9209.92—parts and accessories for musical instruments of heading 9202
  • 9209.92.8000—parts and accessories for musical instruments
  • 9209.99.2000—parts and accessories for bagpipes
  • 9209.99.4040—parts and accessories for other woodwind instruments
  • 9209.99.8000—parts and accessories for musical instruments of heading 9202, other
CHAPTER 96: MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES
  • 9620.00.5500—monopods, bipods, tripods and similar articles of wood

The Lacey Act amendments included in the 2008 Farm Bill were effective as of May 22, 2008. As a practical matter, this means that enforcement actions may be taken for any violations committed on or after that date. The requirement to provide a declaration under the amended Act went into effect May 1, 2009. The most recent phase of the implementation began April1, 2010, at which point all products on the revised schedule require a declaration.

For more information on the Lacey Act, visit fws.gov.

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