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Bamboo Products

You do not need to file a Lacey Act declaration for imported products made of bamboo if the bamboo was cultivated (i.e. planted for the purpose of harvesting and using commercially).  If the bamboo was harvested from wild stands or you do not know, then you must file a Lacey Act declaration for products with tariff codes (Harmonized tariff schedule of the United States (HTSUS)) listed on APHIS’ implementation schedule.

If you need help determining the tariff code under which your products are classified, please contact your customs broker or U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  

Please note that all plant-sourced products, with few exceptions, that are imported into the United States are subject to the Lacey Act Amendments of 2008.  That means the bamboo or other wood must be legally harvested.

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