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APHIS Transit Requirements for In-Bond Agricultural Shipments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) mandates strict regulations for certain agricultural commodities, including those transiting through the U.S. (In-Bond Entry IT and T&E). Importers must meet APHIS Transit Requirements at the first U.S. port of arrival to avoid delays or refusal of entry by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agriculture.

When transporting plants or plant products through the United States en route to another country, a transit permit is commonly required. This permit ensures that specific conditions are met to safeguard U.S. agriculture and natural resources. For example, shipments stopping at a U.S. port of entry before reshipping demand proper packaging to prevent pest escape and appropriate documentation for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Permits may be issued for multiple years, covering several shipments at no charge. It's advised to apply at least 60 days before the shipment’s arrival.

For more information, please visit: CSMS # 60659654

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