Info on relaxation of USDA import rules for seed

Leo A. Martin
Fri, 30 Apr 2004 21:46:48 PDT
 >  We are proposing to amend the nursery stock regulations to allow the
 >  importation of small lots of seed under an import permit with specific
 >  conditions, as an alternative to the current phytosanitary certificate
 >  requirement.

Before you get all excited, go read the proposed regulations. The 
proposed "solution" is much worse than what we have now. Paying $50 per 
shipment for a phytosanitary certificate will look like a 1-pound 
chocolate bar compared to the new regime.

Here is the list of matters before APHIS for comment:…

And here is the link to the text of the full discussion: (READ THE WHOLE 

Leo A. Martin
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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