Plant Import Information
APHIS Will Continue To Accept Electronic Phytosanitary Certificates and Forms through December 31, 2020
To help facilitate the clearance of imported plants and plant products during the COVID-19 emergency, APHIS and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will accept electronically produced versions of phytosanitary certificates, through December 31, 2020. Acceptable phytosanitary certificates include scanned copies of original certificates, electronic certificates created through a participating country’s ePhyto system, or signed paper forms. Certificates should be legible and include APHIS-required statements. Click for details.
Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) regulates the importation of plants and plant products under the authority of the Plant Protection Act. PPQ maintains its import program to safeguard U.S. agriculture and natural resources from the risks associated with the entry, establishment, or spread of animal and plant pests and noxious weeds.
Import Requirements for
U.S. Regulated Plant Pest List
Accreditation and Certification Programs for Plant Imports
Offshore Plant Health Safeguarding Activities