Manual for Agricultural Clearance [2007]   [open pdf - 6MB]

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection-Agriculture Programs and Trade Liaison (CBP-APTL) and APHIS [Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service] carefully monitor the movement of regulated agricultural commodities during the period of time they are transiting the United States, prior to clearance or re-export, to ensure they are adequately safeguarded and re-exported in the specified timeframe. This section provides guidance, consistency, and general rules for the methods, procedures, documentation and action required to authorize and safeguard the movement of prohibited, restricted and admissible cargo of agriculture interest. The policies described herein apply to foreign plant material subject to Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) regulations when moving through a U.S. port for export, or past the first port of arrival for final action at another location."

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United State Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/
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