Advocacy Submits Letter to APHIS on Implementation of Revised Lacey Act Provisions
On March 31, 2020 the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a notice of enforcement schedule for Phase VI of the import declaration requirements under the Lacey Act. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) encourages APHIS to consider revisions to the notice that would clarify the requirements, and eliminate those that are duplicative. In addition, Advocacy strongly urges APHIS to delay the compliance date for the enforcement schedule to relieve the overall burden on small entities and to consider their inability to conduct normal course of business during this time.
For further information, please contact Prianka Sharma with the Office of Advocacy.