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Plant Trading: Trade from USA to Brazil?

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tarziesgirl
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 13, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9204300

I would've posted this in the international forum, but it seemed like just a big want list over there. I have been contacted by someone in Brazil that is requesting a trade. The plant they want is called a vick's plant. My question is, can I send that there? I have looked online without much luck on the legality of it. Of course, the other person says it's fine, but I'd like a second opinion. This is my first international trade, so I am unsure. Thanks for any help.

Erin
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 13, 2012
6:11 PM

Post #9204370

Call your local Ag. agent - he will tell you if it's legal or not.
tarziesgirl
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 13, 2012
9:04 PM

Post #9204552

Thanks for the suggestion. I don't know if they'll know or not though. I'm sure they'd know from state to state, but country to country is another story. Have to check Monday.

Erin
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 14, 2012
3:46 AM

Post #9204660

Here's what you need - has contact information for any questions:

http://www.usdabrazil.org.br/home/information-for-tourists.asp
tarziesgirl
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 14, 2012
10:55 AM

Post #9205013

Thank you. I'll look through it more thoroughly in a bit.

Erin
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 14, 2012
11:54 AM

Post #9205081

Come back and let us know - I am interested, too!
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 26, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9219630

I have sent and recieved seeds from Brazil...rain lilies and amaryllis seeds.

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tarziesgirl
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 26, 2012
1:50 PM

Post #9219635

Still haven't researched this. :/ This guy wants a plant/cutting not just seeds. That's my hesitation.

Erin
Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 26, 2012
3:19 PM

Post #9219708

Personally I would send him the cuttings...I use stamps.com and send these types of things for $3-5 and it's really simple. I also put on the custom form what's in the box. I then tell the person "I will not be held responsible if your package is confiscated". I use a self stick label and it prints from my printer and I send the a USPS Customs Label Number. Takes all of 3 minutes and then to package the plant, seeds, cuttings.

But tell him No, if you are not comfortable with sending.
tarziesgirl
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 29, 2012
11:15 PM

Post #9223215

Thanks for the help Kim. I think I will try the trade, but at their risk of it being confiscated. It seems likely to me that the plants wouldn't get through customs, but who knows. I just didn't want to get in trouble for sending plants to another country. I have no idea if it could be invasive there. I know it's trying to take over my porch in the pot it's in! :)

Erin
Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2012
3:44 AM

Post #9223276

You wont get in trouble and depending on how your package looks... It will not even be questionable to be opened by customs. In the 10 years that I have been sending plants/and or seeds overseas. I have never had 1 package opened. I had one package confiscated back in 2005 and it was mailed to me. The contents were seeds. And I got the package... And inside of it was a note 'contents removed and burned'.. Something like that.
tarziesgirl
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 30, 2012
9:42 AM

Post #9223603

Is there something special I need to do when packaging it to make it look non-threatening? I have to mark the outside with what's on the inside, so I figured it wouldn't really matter.

Erin
Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2012
9:54 AM

Post #9223624

I would use this...more then enough cutting should fit in a 1 inch thick box. Every post office has them unless you have something similar.

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