pbs v. 48. Issue 25 internal postage on seed from abroad

Mark Mazer markmazerandfm13@earthlink.net
Wed, 24 Jan 2007 11:50:08 PST
>From the International mail manual of the USPS:

720 Plant and Animal Quarantine Inspection
721 What Is Subject to Inspection
All packages that contain plants, plant products, soil, plant pests, plant material used for packing, animals, and animal products and byproducts, including meats, are subject to agricultural quarantine inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (see DMM 601). 

722 Segregation and Handling
722.1 Treatment of Packages Labeled for Inspection
722.11 Dispatch of Packages
Dispatch packages bearing green and yellow or red and white address labels to the Agriculture Department inspection points shown on the labels. 

722.12 Marking
After the packages are inspected and cleared, they will be stamped "RELEASED" or "TREATED AND RELEASED," redirected to the addressees, and returned to the mail for delivery.


All it takes is a credit card and ten minutes to apply online with FEDEX for a shipping account number


If your goal is to receive your seeds, call the appropriate APHIS plant inspection station to acertain their current procedures and comply with them rather than complaining and pissing them off


Adam, rather than conjecture, the international postal union regulations are online in PDF form, please download them and provide the appropriate rule to the list so that we may have something concrete to go by.  Will ignore the political BS


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