Partnership Government Agencies (PGA)

U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

"Our mission is to protect wildlife and plant resources. Through the effective enforcement of Federal laws, we contribute to Fish and Wildlife Service efforts to recover endangered species, conserve migratory birds, preserve wildlife habitat, safeguard fisheries, combat invasive species, and promote international wildlife conservation."

Importing and Exporting Your Commercial Wildlife Shipment FAQ

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

F&W Import/Export License Application 3-200-3a

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) / U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) / Center For Diseas Control and Prevention (CDC)

"FDA regulates a variety of products including: food, medical products (such as drugs, devices, and biological products), radiation-emitting electronic products, animal feed, tobacco products, and cosmetics. Each FDA-regulated commodity is subject to specific regulations, which you should be aware of when importing products into the United States."

FDA Import Contacts and Office Locations

Information and Instructions

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) / National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA)

NHTSA, regulates all imports of vehicles, vehicular parts and engines.  Whether you are importing a car older than 25 years old, a tractor used for agriculture, an off road 4-wheeler, or simply a steering column or break light, NHTSA mandates that regulated cargo must confirm to all standards prior to departure from foreign port.

Importing Guidelines Issued by NHTSA

HS-7 Vehicle Declaration, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service APHIS

APHIS/Lacey Act: "The Lacey Act combats trafficking in “illegal” wildlife, fish, and plants. Among other things, it makes it unlawful to import certain plants and plant products without an import declaration."

APHIS Core/Non-Lacey Act: "The mission of the USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is to protect U.S. agricultural resources from pests and diseases, manage wildlife damage, regulate genetically engineered organisms, and administer the Animal Welfare Act

USDA/APHIS Lacey Act Guidelines

USDA/APHIS Core, Non-Lacey Act Information

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA regulates the importation and exportation of Pesticides, Pesticide Devices, Ozone Depleting Substances, Chemical Substances, Vehicles, Engines, Fuel, Wastes, and other commodities that affect the environment.

Overview of EPA Import Requirements for Vehicles and Engines

Emission Standards Reference Guide for On-road and Nonroad Vehicles and Engines

TSCA Import-Export Requirements

Importing and Exporting Pesticides and Devices

EPA Requirements for Importers and Exporters

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

"Persons seeking to engage in the business of importing distilled spirits, wine, or malt beverages as defined in the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act) into the United States must apply for a Federal Basic Importer’s Permit (“Importer’s Permit”)."

Importing/Exporting and Wholesaling Alcohol

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