Don't Pack A Pest

The purpose of the Don't Pack A Pest Campaign is to educate travelers about the risks associated with carrying certain types of food, plants, or other agricultural items in passenger baggage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services developed the Don’t Pack a Pest program. This inter-governmental program is working to safeguard food and agriculture in U.S. and beyond. The program is in its fifth year. See more at: http://www.dontpackapest.com/About#sthash.mtygqxwQ.dpuf 

Starting in 2015, multiple Oregon agencies have worked on cooperative research to expand the Don't Pack a Pest message and strategically evaluate current messaging and outreach. Partners include: Oregon State University (OSU), Sea Grant Extension, Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), and the Oregon Invasive Species Council (OISC) have been working in partnership with U.S Customs & Border Protection (CBP), USDA-APHIS, and Oregon international programs including Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Portland State University, Portland Community College, Lane Community College, Linn-Benton Community College, and the Northwest Oregon International Educators (NORIE). Stay tuned for future reports and project developments. 


HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF I CAN BRING SOMETHING INTO THE UNITED STATES?

The Don't Pack A Pest Campaign has a tool which allows you to enter the item and its country of origin. The tool will tell you if there are restrictions on that item.

Visit the tool: http://www.dontpackapest.com/Can-I-Bring-It