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APHIS Update regarding Federal Order DA-2015-14

We have received the following message from APHIS regarding Federal Order DA-2015-14:

“In the interest with dealing with shipments arriving at the US with regards to the Federal Order for host material from DR we have developed the following guidance. For prohibited host material listed in the Federal Order, the guidance for CBP and PPQ field personnel in seizing and destroying QMI encountered at ports of entry are:

         · Passenger baggage – Immediate

         · Commercial Cargo

          o Air – begin prohibiting on 3/20/2015

          o Maritime

          § For Puerto Rico and USVI begin prohibiting on 3/21/2015

          § For rest of US begin prohibiting on 3/23/2015

Also, note that we would allow shipments of host material to enter with inspection if the shipment sailed from DR prior to the Federal Order being announced today.”
Please note that cargo must arrive prior to March 20th for Air moves and March 23rd for Ocean moves. Any cargo arriving on the those days or after will be re-exported.