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The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) responsible for protecting animal health, animal welfare, and plant health. In cooperation with DHS/CBP they ensure that commodities traded internationally are free of animal and plant pests and diseases.
APHIS requires that importers file specific information with DHS CBP. Currently much of that information is provided via paper in the form of Licenses, Permits, Certificates and other
Documents (LPCO’s).
As an exporter of goods to the United States, All LPCO’s used to move your regulated products must be sent a copy to R.L. Jones along with your invoice and with the carrier.
For example:

  • Phytosanitary Certificates
  • Import/Transit Permits
  • Irradiation treatments
  • And all other documents required by USDA

In order to avoid any delay with your paperwork, please send to R.L. Jones your LPCO’s to keep on file.
Feel free to contact us for any questions or comments.

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