The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is developing a new online portal to make it easier to locate and display import requirements, according to a release from the agency. The Agricultural Commodity Import Requirements (ACIR) is currently in beta-testing, and it has started with Plants and Plant Products Not for Propagation. The goal is to create a user-friendly search tool for commodity import information. It will list all relevant import requirements for a given commodity in one place and provide answers to many entry requirement questions. APHIS’ eFile system for permit, license, and registration applications uses the ACIR import requirement data when processing plant and plant product permit applications.
APHIS would like public feedback to improve the user eperience. Submit comments to the ACIR feedback page or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The complete portal project is expected to be completed in 2022.