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Coming Soon - New PPQ 587 Articles in APHIS eFile!

Dear Applicants,

Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) is excited to announce that new regulated articles for PPQ 587 import permits will be available in APHIS eFile on September 27, 2021!

Why does this matter?

Effective September 27, 2021, PPQ will no longer issue new or renewed Plants for Planting permits through ePermits for the articles listed below.

The following articles will be available to apply for in APHIS eFile:

  • Plants for Propagation
  • Bonsai
  • Obscured Seed
  • Small Lots of Seed
  • Plants in Growing Media
  • Preclearance Bulbs and Dormant Perennials
  • Not for Propagation or Planting

All ePermits data will not be transferred to APHIS eFile. You will need to reapply in APHIS eFile to obtain a new permit.

APHIS eFile is an online system that supports select APHIS regulatory activities, including permitting, registrations, and licenses. To see which services are available to you, visit today.

If you have any questions, please contact PPQ Permit Services at (301) 851-2046 or

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