Info on relaxation of USDA import rules for seed

Harold Koopowitz
Tue, 04 May 2004 13:47:44 PDT
You got it right Mary Sue. Also people like myself who collect bulb seeds 
in the wild would not even know what to ask for on the permit because one 
never knows what seed is available in the wild.

At 10:36 PM 5/1/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>Dear All,
>After reading through all of this it sounds like a different permit would 
>be required for each shipment of seed. So if say one of the members of 
>this list in another country wanted to send seed to one of us in the 
>United States we would have to ask for a permit for that seed by name and 
>include where it was coming from. If the permit were granted it would be 
>sent to the person along with labels for where to send the seed and then 
>the seed would be sent there to be inspected and if o.k. it would then be 
>sent on to the recipient. Is that the way everyone else interprets this? 
>There would be extra cost for postage to ask for the permit, to send the 
>permit on to the exporter if granted and then to pay for the seed to go 
>for inspection and then back to you. It sounds like for a seed exchange 
>the person receiving the seed would have to know ahead of time what it 
>would be in order to request the permit for each donor and a bit of a 
>nightmare to do all the paper work. Is this what Leo means by thinking the 
>new system might be worse than the old one?
>Mary Sue
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