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Invasives are a major concern for Kentucky, nationally, and internationally!  We want you to be alert to this and what you can do to prevent or mitigate the movement or introduction of an invasive!

Alert! Changes coming January 1, 2022 regarding phytosanitary certificates!

Effective January 1, 2022 – all PPQ 577s and PPQ 579s will be printed on plain, white paper.  PCIT security paper will no longer be used or required.  More information can be found at: USDA Implements New Phytosanitary Certificate for Export and Phytosanitary Certificate for Re-export

Alert! Processed Product Certificate to be removed from PCIT on January 1, 2022

On January 1, 2022 Export Services is removing the PPQ Form 578, Processed Product Certificate from PCIT.  Exporters shipping internationally can no longer apply for and receive a PPQ Form 578.  Eligible commodities can be inspected and certified on a PPQ Form 577 or 579. If there are any questions regarding eligibility of commodities, inspections, or certification of processed grain products, please contact your ACO.

Alert! Changes are coming for Softwood Log Inspections and PWN Sampling for China

Two weeks ago China GACC provided USDA with an excel spreadsheet of 718 Notices of Non Compliance for mostly softwood shipments and a few hardwood shipments.  Due to this high number China has changed their regulations, but USDA has not been provided notice of when the changes will be implemented.   Until then, it is status quo.