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APHIS Revises Lacey Declaration Form and Adds New Supplemental Form
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has posted to its website a revised version of the Lacey Act Amendment Plant and Plant Product Declaration Form (PPQ 505) for imported plants and plant products. APHIS has also posted a new Supplemental Form (PPQ 505B) for additional articles and parts.
A PPQ 505 declaration is required for each shipment of plants or plant products for which APHIS is enforcing the declaration requirement.
Note that the majority of Lacey declarations are made using CBP’s ABI system and are paperless. APHIS states that some 20% of declarations are in paper form and use the PPQ forms. The paper forms are to be available for CBP’s review at the port of entry. After CBP clears the shipment, the importer must mail the forms to APHIS.
By comparing the old and new forms, the following changes in the instructions for completing the form are noted (partial list):
- Field 3 – container number. It additionally states that “If you have more than [one] container number in your shipment, check the “see attachment” box, and list all of the containers on a separate sheet. Attach the container list to the PPQ 505.”
At the end of the form, it additionally states that “You may use Form PPQ 505B should more space be required. Make as many copies as necessary.”
The new Plant and Plant Product Declaration Supplemental Form (PPQ 505B) is a continuation sheet for the PPQ Form 505, and is to be used if more space is required. One can make as many copies of this supplemental form as is necessary.
The revised PPQ 505 form (August 2011) may be viewed by clicking on the following link.
The new Supplemental PPQ 505B form (August 2011) may be viewed by clicking on the following link.