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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Sugarcane Product and By-Products

USDA requires a written permit for the importation of sugarcane and its related products, including cuttings, canes, leaves, and bagasse from all foreign sources under the authority of 7 CFR 319.15.


For material not intended for planting, or not capable of propagation, use PPQ form 587, application for permit to import plants or plant products.

For the prohibited Federal noxious weed Saccharum spontaneum, use PPQ Form 526, application for permit to move live plant pests or noxious weeds. (Note: these permits are issued only for experimental purposes under containment with appropriate safeguards. A facility inspection may be required.)

For Saccharum spp. intended for planting or capable of propagation, use PPQ form 588, application for permit to import prohibited plants or plant products for experimental purposes. (Note: This material is prohibited and permits are issued only for experimental purposes under containment with appropriate safeguards.)

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions 
View a list of the commonly asked questions and concerns associated with the application process for a Sugarcane Product and By-Products Permit.

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