State by State Importing Regulations

MarksCaribbeanWoodworks

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Good afternoon all:

Recently, I was able to have a phone conference with representatives from the USDA, Homeland Security and Customs and Border Agents/Regional Directors in Puerto Rico and Florida regarding importing and export wood products into the continental US.

From those conversations, I learned that generally dried wood lumber in any size, with or without bark, has only a handful of restrictions related to pest and insects. Since the USVI is a territory then shipments to and from here to the states is consider "state to state" so CITES restriction also do no apply.

But their is some work to do in understanding the regulations applicable to where you live in that each state has a few subtle differences.

Here is the link sent to me by USDA's Territorial Director out of Florida which has every state listed in alphabetical order and the regulations in both .word ad .pdf format.

http://nationalplantboard.org/laws-and-regulations/
 

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Appears that most of the regulations pertain to live plants, which would not be applicable for lumber shipment. Chuck
 
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