Joint comments on Lacey Act Implementation Plan
The undersigned organizations representing U.S. manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, supply chain stakeholders and trade facilitators who represent implementing industries for the U.S. Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.). We are writing to share our comments in response to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proposed rule to amend the U.S. Lacey Act regulations at 7 C.F.R. Part 357 related to the Food, Conservation and Energy Act (FCEA) of 2008 amendments and advanced notice of proposed rulemaking. Our members are currently partnering with APHIS to ensure the effective implementation of the Act and would be directly impacted by these proposals.