The Lacey Act combats trafficking in “illegal” wildlife, fish, and plants. The 2008 Farm Bill (the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008), effective May 22, 2008, amended the Lacey Act by expanding its protection to a broader range of plants and plant products. The Lacey Act now, among other things, makes it unlawful to import certain plants and plant products without an import declaration. This page will serve as a clearinghouse for all information related to the implementation of the Lacey Act declaration requirement and will be updated promptly as new information becomes available.
Please submit questions regarding the new Lacey Act declaration requirement to the following email address:
If you wish to be notified as new information become available regarding implementation of the Lacey Act declaration requirement, please register for the APHIS-PPQ stakeholder registry and select Lacey Act Declaration as a topic of interest.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is charged with enforcement of the provisions of the Lacey Act pertaining to the importation of Wildlife or Wildlife Products, including the 'Declaration for Importation of Fish and Wildlife'. If you have questions regarding this portion of the Lacey Act, please contact U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at email@example.com or see their website for more information.