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Information for Software Developers...

  1. APHIS offers two message sets—one for filing Lacey Act declarations in ACE and one for all other APHIS-regulated products (called APHIS Core Message Set).
  2. APHIS may periodically update the APHIS Core Message Set and Lacey Act implementation guides. Sign up to receive updates via email.
  3. If you have technical questions or wish to report any technical issues with the APHIS Core Message Set, email the APHIS ACE team at
  4. If you have questions about APHIS import requirements, go to APHIS’ import/export web page. You may also consider including this information in the software products you provide to your customers.

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