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Contact the APHIS Customer Service Center
Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
Plant Import Information
Phone: PPQ's Permit Services:
Email: Permit Services at email@example.com
Plant Export Information
For additional questions concerning Export Certifications, you may reach out to your State or State of export by contacting an Export Certification Specialist.
Report a suspected plant pest or disease.
Permits (ePermits), Notifications, Petitions
For questions and assistance regarding permit application status, whether or not you need a permit, and regulations and policies concerning allowable imports please contact the appropriate office listed below:
Plants and Plants Products
Phone: 301-851-2046 or
Toll free: 1-877-770-5990
Pest Permits and Noxious Weeds
Toll free: 866-524-5421
Genetically Engineered Organisms
ePermits Technical Support
Plant Imports (Contact Information)
Domestic Travel (Intrastate and Interstate Movement): For questions related to the movement of plants and plant products from one State to another or within a State, contact the State Plant Health Director.
ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS
Animal and Animal Product Export Information
Imports (bring into the U.S. from another country)
Phone Number: 301-851-3300, option 1
Live Animals (includes semen, embryos...)
Organisms and Vectors:
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