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Wood products imported to sell online

When importing products to sell online in the United States, you may be required to file a Lacey Act declaration depending on the entry type code and whether U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) considers your shipment a formal or informal entry. In other words, you are required to file a declaration if the products are classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) code listed on APHIS’ Implementation Schedule, and they are imported as a formal entry, and your shipment falls under one of these entry type codes.

For example:

If you are importing wood coasters classified in Harmonized Tariff Code 4419199010 to resell in the United States online and:

  • your order is valued at less than $2500, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection considers this an informal entry type 11, you are not required to file a Lacey Act declaration.
  • your order is valued at $2500 or greater, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection considers this a formal entry type 01, you are required to file a Lacey Act declaration.
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