On April 7, 2021, APHIS introduced a beta version of the Agricultural Commodity Import Requirements (ACIR) search tool. The data from ACIR automatically populates electronic permits. Users can also search ACIR for import requirements for a variety of agricultural commodities. See the stakeholder notification on the program newsroom for additional information.
Permits are required for the importation into the U.S. and transit through the U.S. of regulated plants and plant products for consumption or propagation. Plant and plant product permits include plants for planting such as nursery stock, small lots of seed, and postentry; plant products such as fruits and vegetable, timber, cotton and cut flowers; protected plants and plant products such as orchids, and threatened and endangered plant species; transit permits to ship regulated articles into, through, and out of the U.S.; and controlled import permits to import prohibited plant materials for research.
The permit applications below are available:
Contact Permit Services: Telephone (301) 851-2046 or (877) 770-5990 (Toll-Free Automated System); Fax (301) 734-5786; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org