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Lacey Act

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.

Lacey Act Declaration Requirement

Filing Declaration Information Through CBP Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)

Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) and Lacey Act Data Submission

Lacey Act Web Governance System (LAWGS)



Federal Register Publications

Email Contact Information

Please submit questions regarding the new Lacey Act declaration requirement to the following email address:

APHIS, PPQ Stakeholders Registry

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.

Lacey Act Declaration Form for Paper Submissions

Lacey Act compliance for Wildlife or Wildlife Products

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 or see their website for more information.

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