Phase VII of Lacey Act Enforcement to Begin December 1st, 2024

blog | Jun 06, 2024

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed Phase VII enforcement will begin December 1st, 2024. In this phase, a Lacey Act declaration will be required for all remaining imports of plant products that are not made of 100% composite materials. 

Each Lacey Act import declaration under Phase VII will need to include the following information: 

  • Scientific name (genus and species) 
  • Country of harvest 
  • Quantity of the plant material in metric units of measure 
  • Manufacturer Identification Code (MID) 
  • Name/contact information of the Importer of Record (IOR) who is certifying the accuracy of the declaration 

Products included in this phase of enforcement are varied and include: 

  • Articles of leather, travel goods and handbags 
  • Basketware and wickerwork 
  • Footwear 
  • Tools and cutlery 
  • Machinery 
  • Boats and vehicles 
  • Musical instruments
  • Furniture, bedding and mattresses 

A full listing of products along with additional reference information may be found here. More information regarding the USDA Lacey Act and its continued implementation may be found below: 


For additional information and assistance, please contact your local Delmar Representative.