Info on relaxation of USDA import rules for seed

J.E. Shields
Wed, 05 May 2004 05:47:06 PDT
I agree with Jamie.  I have had a regular plant import permit for a couple 
of years now.  I just send a photocopy of my permit letter and one of the 
yellow and green labels with my overseas plant orders.  The expected 
arrival date has not been a problem; as I recall, I put down "at 
appropriate seasons".  This proposal in fact appears to me to be an 
excellent resolution of the dilemma USDA got into (mainly because of 
international agreements, I suspect).

Don't knock it till you've tried it!

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

At 10:42 PM 5/4/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>That appears to be the same information that the
>current 5-year import application requires.
>Generalized information is routinely approved.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344     or      toll-free 1-866-449-3344 in USA

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