Is there a U.S. version of phytosanitary requirement

Diane Whitehead
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 10:28:00 PST
Back to the plants and their travels:

I am puzzled.  If bulbs or plants are ordered from the Netherlands, I  
would assume they would be airmailed to the buyer.  If there is not a  
direct flight between the Netherlands and the buyer's country,  the  
airmail needs to be transferred to a different plane in a third  
country, like the U.S.  Surely the packages will have been sorted  
already, so there will be bags of mail destined for Japan or Taiwan.   
Those bags should not need inspection by the U.S. agricultural  
inspectors.  They will probably need to be sniffed by bomb-sniffing  
dogs, but that has nothing to do with plant inspection.

Can someone explain?

Diane Whitehead

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