Is there a U.S. version of phytosanitary requirement

Justin Smith
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 06:19:49 PST


From what I gather you are wanting to know if APHIS (US Customs) is using the newest rules for inspection for a Phyto when it issues a re-export phyto for shipments from the Netherlands through the US and on to Taiwan?


Good question. It is my understanding that all official US Government documents are named/numbered/dated in some way. Anyone want to confirm that? Without knowing the NEW documents name/number/date it would be of no use to call any of the APHIS offices to ask if they are using the new rules. Because what ever book/paper they pull out of their desk will be to them the "newest rules." I have had that happen to me before more than once, though not in dealing with APHIS. 


If you know the number/name/date of the new rule, a call to the exact port that handles the re-export PHYTO to Taiwan "SHOULD" easily answer that question if they have the newest rules.  I would guess that the port for Taiwan would be in Los Angeles California maybe. I have no idea on that. Prior paper work would tell you that. 




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> Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 14:23:27 +0800
> Subject: [pbs] Is there a U.S. version of phytosanitary requirement
> Hello Hafsteinn:
> Thanks for your reply.
> I think I should make my question more clearly.
> I had got several time of needs of replacement of phytosanitary certificate while importing from Netherlands.
> 1. Due to the full botanical name, only genus name is not always acceptable. Because the species in the same genus may still have different quarantine requirements , or even some of them are weed for Taiwan while other species are not.
> 2. There are always lack of some pest in the additional declarations on the phytosanitary certificate. 
> 3. If the species are re-export,, the pest status of all the countries they are produced and repacked in will be considered. And re-export phyto is different from export phyto.
> 4. "Time lag". The inspector could only issue the phytosanitary certificate according to the manual now, even the newest quarantine requirement are just on the way to his office. (The inspector had contact the main office in Wageningen before shipping once time, but I still need to got a replacement finally at that time. )
> So I would like to know that if the APHIS have release the newest manual to the inspectors or on the internet for reference.
> (Maybe It is just because that my orders are mostly not the usual bulk species such as Tulipa and lilium bulbs from Netherlands to Taiwan.)
> Best Regards
> Su-Hong-Ciao
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