Plant import perspective

Randall P. Linke
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 08:47:47 PST
It has been some time since I had a seed import permit, but I do remember
that I was advised by APHIS to list all the possible stations/ports of
entry on my form as one could never be certain how the initial import would
be routed and it could save transit time.

Seattle, WA

On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 7:09 AM, James Waddick <> wrote:

> Dear Friends,
>         Although we may all complain and mutter about our problems with
> small lots of seeds, permits etc. I think it is actually amazing that we
> are able to get anything through the complexities of tyne system.
>         I am enclosing the complete article about the newly enlarged
> Atlanta GA Plant Inspection Station, but the following excerpt is worth
> pointing out.
>         "The Atlanta Plant Inspection Station, established in 2005, is one
> of 16 such facilities located at major ports of entry across the United
> States. It is currently the nation’s second-busiest point of entry (behind
> Miami) for foreign-grown flowers, ornamental shrubs, and other plant
> material.  Since 2005, plant cargo into Atlanta has increased from fewer
> than 4 million plant imports to more than 200 million plants.”
>         This is 1 of 16 stations across the US and it handles 200 million
> plant imports. Add all 16 stations and our micro-minute seed and plant
> imports seem impossible.
>         Here’s the full story
>         and a list of stations here
>…           be sure to click ‘more’ for the full list.
>         Don’t worry, be happy.          Jim W.
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