Info on relaxation of USDA import rules for seed

Russell Stafford, Odyssey Bulbs
Wed, 05 May 2004 12:11:15 PDT
Are we certain that the regular import permit applies here, Jim?  Or is 
APHIS introducing a new permit just for small lots of seed?  The proposal 
leaves me wondering.  Someone needs to contact APHIS and resolve this.


At 07:47 AM 5/5/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>I agree with Jamie.  I have had a regular plant import permit for a couple 
>of years now.  I just send a photocopy of my permit letter and one of the 
>yellow and green labels with my overseas plant orders.  The expected 
>arrival date has not been a problem; as I recall, I put down "at 
>appropriate seasons".  This proposal in fact appears to me to be an 
>excellent resolution of the dilemma USDA got into (mainly because of 
>international agreements, I suspect).
>Don't knock it till you've tried it!
>Jim Shields
>in central Indiana

Russell Stafford
Odyssey Bulbs
8984 Meadow Lane, Berrien Springs, Michigan  49103

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