Some typical items to declare
Safeguarding Our World’s Agriculture and Natural Resources
Our goal is to educate travelers about the risks associated with carrying certain types of food, plants, or other agricultural items in passenger baggage and encouraging travelers to declare agricultural items and Don’t Pack a Pest. This inter-governmental program is working to safeguard food and agriculture in the U.S. and beyond.
Travelers entering the United States must declare all agricultural products on their U.S. Customs forms. U.S. agricultural inspectors will examine your items to be sure they meet entry requirements and do not harbor harmful foreign pests or diseases. U.S. inspectors have the authority to make a final determination about whether your products can enter the country.
We recommend that you keep receipts and original packaging of agricultural products as proof of their country of origin.
Declaration & Customs
USDA-trained dogs help sniff plants and animal products in luggage and carry-on items on international flights. Make sure you include any agricultural items on your Customs Declaration Form. U.S. agricultural inspectors will examine your items to be sure they meet entry requirements and do not harbor harmful foreign pests or diseases.
U.S. citizens and international visitors who visit a farm or make contact with live animals in another country can unknowingly spread potentially devastating animal diseases.
Make sure you include any agricultural items on your Customs Declaration Form.