How To Import Plants and Plant Products into the United States

Last Modified: May 06, 2024

Import requirements vary depending on the specific commodity and country of origin. You can find this information in our ACIR database.

Agricultural Commodity Import Requirements (ACIR)

START HERE if you are new to the process or do not know the type of import permit you need.

The ACIR database contains import requirements (including Federal import orders) for the following agricultural commodities:

  • Cut flowers and greenery
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Pest organisms
  • Processed fruit and vegetables
  • Plants and seeds for planting and propagation
  • Seeds not for planting
  • Soil, soil amendments, and rocks
  • Wood products and byproducts

Can't find your agricultural commodity in ACIR? Please contact us.

Import Permits

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APHIS eFile is the online system to apply for and receive import and transit permits for plants, plant pests, soil, and agricultural products.

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Things To Know When Importing Plants and Plant Products

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