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just had this sent to me by Jane who used to be a member.
For those who were wondering whether USDA was serious about enforcing the new phytosanitary inspection policy for imported seeds: I just received a notice from the NY, USDA-APHIS inspection station stating that my packet from the RHS seed distribution was returned to England because
it was not accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate.
Went to alpine show yesterday - came back with 5 daphnes (oh dear, off again)
Sorry about your beloved neighbour - just have to make the most of your day. It gives you the opportunity to do more!!
Always look on the bright side of life ;)
Now you can have a moan about irritating cheerful people
Happy St Patrick's Day. I'm off to watch grandson playing rugby now
It all depend on "luck", guys.
I had one packet return to USA from the main custom service in Santiago, Chile because the green slip custom declaration stated "seeds" and there weren't any fitosanitary certificate, but all the other enveloppes without the slip and arrived here as NORMAL letters , even in the padded enveloppe, passed custom and were delivered to my place.
In theory all countries that sign the CITES agreement are suppose to enforce the phytosanitary regulation...