Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) is considered a major invasive environment pest that can
attack a wide variety of trees.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Canadian Food Inspect Agency (CFIA) had enacted regulations requiring the inspection for AGM on June 2007 to avoid their infestation.
All Commercial vessels intend to sail to North America that have visited high risk port(s) in Japan which were chosen by both governments, during the breeding season of the AGM, will be required inspection and certification of free from AGM and laid eggmass.
The regulation provide that any vessels sail from Japan inspected by authorized organization before sailing are exempted from on board inspection at North American ports.
We ANCC are recognized by USDA and CFIA to enforce inspection and issue certificate.