Imports to USA from Scotland and other parts of the EU

Brian Whyer
Fri, 08 Feb 2008 02:22:04 PST
> The U.S. needs to know the origin of plants that I buy there before
> they will issue me a phyto to take them into Canada.  If I buy in
> Oregon and Washington, I need two phytos, one from each state.
> I think it is even worse in the U.K.  I remember a London authority
> telling me that inspections needed to be done county by county.  I had
> bought plants at the Royal Horticultural Society garden at Wisley, but
> the inspector said there was no way to know where those plants had
> been grown, so they couldn't be given a phyto.  I gave all my plants
> away.
> 			Diane Whitehead

My information is a few years old and things may have since changed with the
EU involvement, the inspection fees certainly have increased, but for
dormant Pleione export the growing conditions were inspected once, maybe
twice, before the final check of the pseudobulbs prior to shipping.
At an orchid show some years back there was a desk issuing phytos, but I
suspect this was because the exhibiting nurseries would have had their
growing conditions
Inspected during the season prior to the show.
How much of this may have been due to Cites/species/hybrids rules on orchids
I do not know.

Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8

> On 6-Feb-08, at 11:56 AM, Lee Poulsen wrote:
> >
> > What are your feelings about having things from outside the UK sent to
> > you (that the UK allows to be imported, such as from other EU
> > countries)
> > and then sent from you to here with the phyto issued in the UK?
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