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APHIS Issues Changes To Permit Procedures


On November 20, 2014, the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a press release announcing that, effective November 28, 2014, newly issued permits will be delivered via email. Under the new process, importers will also be able to view and print the permits via the ePermit portal.

In a separate press release, APHIS is furthermore announcing additional changes to permit applications that are processed as draft permits with conditions. The new amendments require applicants to respond to the conditions of the draft permit within 30 days.

APHIS will void the permit application if no response is received within the required time frame, however the applicant has the option to reopen the process upon request.

The press releases can be accessed online at:

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