Possible relaxation in U.S. phyto. policy for seeds

Daryl Geoghegan plants_man@bigpond.com
Sun, 16 Mar 2003 13:26:37 PST
Dear Lee, this is most excellent news indeed. Well done for your effort.
Please keep us posted to any progress on this matter.

Thank you Lee.

Best wishes,


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee Poulsen" <wpoulsen@pacbell.net>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 3:56 PM
Subject: [pbs] Possible relaxation in U.S. phyto. policy for seeds

> At the urging of Tony Palmer (of NZ <>, the editor of the
> International Bulb Society's _Bulbs_ magazine), I wrote again to the
> person at the USDA/APHIS/PPQ in charge of the currently implemented
> policy of enforcing the regulation requiring that all plant-related
> material including bulbs and seeds in any quantity have a
> phytosanitary certificate issued by the country it came from in order
> to import it into the U.S. This is the new policy that has been in
> force since January of last year. I asked him what the current status
> of the policy is and whether there had been any changes made in it
> due to all the complaints and criticism it had received, and he sent
> me the following response. It appears that they are going to relax it
> with regards to allowing small quantities of seeds to be imported
> without a phyto. certificate.
> --Lee Poulsen
> =========================
> >>Dear Mr. Poulsen,
> >>
> >>The phytosanitary certificate requirement for imported plants and seeds
> >>still required by Federal regulations.  APHIS policy regarding the
> >>enforcement of that requirement has not changed.  However, a proposed
> >>is being drafted within APHIS that addresses the issue of importing
> >>quantities of seeds without a phytosanitary certificate.   I will inform
> >>the staff responsible for that proposal of your interest in this issue
> >>ask that they copy you on any Federal Register notices that may be
> >>published.
> >>
> >>Bud Petit de Mange
> >>CITES and Plant Inspection Station Coordinator
> >[United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health
> >Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine]
> >>4700 River Road, Unit 60
> >>Riverdale, MD 20737
> >>
> >>Tel.: (301) 734-7839
> >>Fax:  (301) 734-5269
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