On June 3, 2013, the Controlled Import Permit (CIP) final rule will go into effect. The rule changes the name of the Departmental Permit to Controlled Import Permit (the permit application number, PPQ 588, does not change). All existing PPQ 588 permits will remain valid until the expiration date listed on the permit. Departmental permits that are renewed will be issued as CIP permits.
The CIP is a single authorization that consolidates and makes consistent the conditions for importing otherwise prohibited or restricted plant material for experimental, therapeutic or developmental purposes. APHIS may issue a CIP if the Administrator determines that the plant pest risks associated with the plant material and its intended use can be effectively mitigated. The CIP will contain the applicable conditions for importing and handling the plant material, including specifications for the facility where the plant material will be held. The plant material may be imported only if all applicable requirements are met. A CIP will also be issued for the importation of plant materials for post-entry quarantine; the application number for postentry quarantine will remain the PPQ 546.
To learn about other Permit types, visit the Plants and Plant Products Permits Home page.
Last Modified: May 31, 2013