Importing bulbs

Sat, 21 May 2016 21:13:42 PDT
>The Netherlands and Israel have Preclearance programs where the plants are inspected during growth and by a us government foreign assigned inspector. This in in conjunction with the program >supervised by the production government.  Most Dutch bulbs enter the US as precleared. They are inspected by the department of Homeland Security and are not inspected by USDA because the plants are >grown to a higher level of scrutiny. 

Appreciate the clarification. I suppose the large volume of bulbs exported from these countries makes this a more practical and necessary method of inspection. 
The “and/or” in the sentence"Preclearance. Phytosanitary inspection and/or clearance in the country in which the articles were grown, performed by or under the regular supervision of APHIS"
parses as “/either/ (a choice between two things) both phytosanitary certificate and clearance in the country, etc.”, /or/, (an alternative), just “phytosanitary certificate”. 
Bob Nold
Denver, Colorado, USA

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