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Small lot seed permit protocol
« on: April 07, 2019, 04:42:09 AM »
Hi everyone! Im trying to figure out exactly what are the steps to import some seeds in to the USA as figuring out the steps off the aphis website is kinda confusing. I figured somebody on this forum does it so I just wanted some tips as to what I should do or have the shippers do. Thanks again!

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Re: Small lot seed permit protocol
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 02:15:05 PM »
Not trying to show you a lack of aloha here, but if you do a search in the above search box, enter "small lots seed" and search with google, you should find a ton of hits.  This topic has seen a LOT of previous discussion.

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Re: Small lot seed permit protocol
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2019, 03:16:11 PM »
Despite all the previous discussion about this, I don't blame anyone for being confused even after reading it all. Much bad advice in previous threads. I just ordered seeds from someone who supposedly was experienced with the APHIS protocol and still they put the labels inside the box!

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Re: Small lot seed permit protocol
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 12:19:47 AM »
Not trying to show you a lack of aloha here, but if you do a search in the above search box, enter "small lots seed" and search with google, you should find a ton of hits.  This topic has seen a LOT of previous discussion.

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No worries. Slowly weeding through the threads and figuring it out. Man youd think there would be a checklist of some sort on the aphis site. Maybe there is and I just keep missing it. I find a lot of the links just take you back to the same pages.
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Re: Small lot seed permit protocol
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 12:21:47 AM »
Despite all the previous discussion about this, I don't blame anyone for being confused even after reading it all. Much bad advice in previous threads. I just ordered seeds from someone who supposedly was experienced with the APHIS protocol and still they put the labels inside the box!

Thanks! Ive been noticing that too.. hopefully i can get it sorted. I need more plants lol!
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Re: Small lot seed permit protocol
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 02:47:53 AM »
If you ask more specific questions i will try to answer them.
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Re: Small lot seed permit protocol
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2019, 03:16:54 AM »
If you ask more specific questions i will try to answer them.


Thanks so much! I guess the things I want to know is
1. can I email the shipper the green and yellow labels to place on the shipment?
2. How do I pay or how has everyone been setting up the shipping from Aphis to me?
3. The things that must be included in the shipment envelop.

Thanks in advance and sorry for the late response! Was busy with work.

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Re: Small lot seed permit protocol
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2019, 05:41:56 AM »
If you ask more specific questions i will try to answer them.


Thanks so much! I guess the things I want to know is
1. can I email the shipper the green and yellow labels to place on the shipment?
2. How do I pay or how has everyone been setting up the shipping from Aphis to me?
3. The things that must be included in the shipment envelop.

Thanks in advance and sorry for the late response! Was busy with work.

Kyle
1. can I email the shipper the green and yellow labels to place on the shipment?

Yes you can email it to them. Just make sure they print it in color and in same size as original and use it as address label on your package.

2. How do I pay or how has everyone been setting up the shipping from Aphis to me?

If you are using USPS most APHIS offices will forward for free. Ask your office to make sure as it seems to vary. If you are using FedEx, UPS or other private courier, then you need to have an account with them so that APHIS can charge it to your account.

3. The things that must be included in the shipment envelop.

Your import permit. A list of the seeds included, preferably in alphabeltical order by latin names. An invoice. Place of origin of all the seeds, and the name of the collector. All these things are carefully spelled out in your import permit. Take the time to read it carefully.
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Re: Small lot seed permit protocol
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2019, 01:16:48 AM »
If you ask more specific questions i will try to answer them.


Thanks so much! I guess the things I want to know is
1. can I email the shipper the green and yellow labels to place on the shipment?
2. How do I pay or how has everyone been setting up the shipping from Aphis to me?
3. The things that must be included in the shipment envelop.

Thanks in advance and sorry for the late response! Was busy with work.

Kyle
1. can I email the shipper the green and yellow labels to place on the shipment?

Yes you can email it to them. Just make sure they print it in color and in same size as original and use it as address label on your package.

2. How do I pay or how has everyone been setting up the shipping from Aphis to me?

If you are using USPS most APHIS offices will forward for free. Ask your office to make sure as it seems to vary. If you are using FedEx, UPS or other private courier, then you need to have an account with them so that APHIS can charge it to your account.

3. The things that must be included in the shipment envelop.

Your import permit. A list of the seeds included, preferably in alphabeltical order by latin names. An invoice. Place of origin of all the seeds, and the name of the collector. All these things are carefully spelled out in your import permit. Take the time to read it carefully.

Got it! Thanks so much for taking the time to clear that up! It is a HUGE help! Btw all the inga seeds you sent germinated! Thanks again!

Kyle
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Re: Small lot seed permit protocol
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2019, 01:24:26 AM »
If you ask more specific questions i will try to answer them.


Thanks so much! I guess the things I want to know is
1. can I email the shipper the green and yellow labels to place on the shipment?
2. How do I pay or how has everyone been setting up the shipping from Aphis to me?
3. The things that must be included in the shipment envelop.

Thanks in advance and sorry for the late response! Was busy with work.

Kyle
1. can I email the shipper the green and yellow labels to place on the shipment?

Yes you can email it to them. Just make sure they print it in color and in same size as original and use it as address label on your package.

2. How do I pay or how has everyone been setting up the shipping from Aphis to me?

If you are using USPS most APHIS offices will forward for free. Ask your office to make sure as it seems to vary. If you are using FedEx, UPS or other private courier, then you need to have an account with them so that APHIS can charge it to your account.

3. The things that must be included in the shipment envelop.

Your import permit. A list of the seeds included, preferably in alphabeltical order by latin names. An invoice. Place of origin of all the seeds, and the name of the collector. All these things are carefully spelled out in your import permit. Take the time to read it carefully.

Got it! Thanks so much for taking the time to clear that up! It is a HUGE help! Btw all the inga seeds you sent germinated! Thanks again!

Kyle
Welcome. Forgot to point out one important detail, the green and yellow labels are numbered, and you can use each number on only one package. Make sure your shipped does not reuse same number on different packages.
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