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DeepRoots
Willacoochee, GA
(Zone 8b)

July 11, 2003
3:53 PM

Post #580124

just that... Sending USPS priority and express still takes entirely too long.
11-14 days on average. I get alot of orders going to canada and would hate to just cut them out.
I know FedEx and UPS send overnight, and like a second day to Canada but they refuse live plant material on account of it needing to be inspected.

It just drives me crazy to send something that takes a day and a half to get to the US-Canada border, and than it takes another 10 days to make it 100 miles into Canada!!! I could walk it there faster.

any advice would be appreciated.
Drew
DeepRoots
Willacoochee, GA
(Zone 8b)

July 15, 2003
4:04 AM

Post #583381

please?
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


July 15, 2003
4:09 AM

Post #583385

What about Global Priority? It'll cost a lot but if you want to spend the money...
PanamonCreel
Celaya
Mexico
(Zone 10a)


July 15, 2003
1:02 PM

Post #583607

It doesn't really matter how you send it for cross border delivery. Any transport will only guarantee in time delivery to customs and thereafter do not take any responsibility for delivery anymore.
Plant matter is a rather touchy issue, legally the recipient in Canada would have to apply for an importation permit beforehand.

Darn spelling errors :)

This message was edited Wednesday, Jul 16th 12:46 PM
DeepRoots
Willacoochee, GA
(Zone 8b)

July 15, 2003
4:11 PM

Post #583753

importation permits are all worked out...
one customer for instance is a retailer for me.
Global Priority does indeed get the plants there in a day... or it gets them to customs in a day. Where they generally sit around for a week.

Drew
PanamonCreel
Celaya
Mexico
(Zone 10a)


July 16, 2003
4:50 PM

Post #584802

Odd, it should be quicker if the plant importation permit is valid and approved.
Note that the permit number must be clearly indicated on the shipment.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

July 26, 2003
3:25 AM

Post #593579

I spoke to Canada Customs a few months ago-they informed
me that if the proper paper work accompanied a plant order
there would be no problems. The order had to have the
permit number (the permit has to be applied for before
placing an order) and it had to have a phytosanitary inspection certificate. This he said was necessary for
immediate clearance by Customs for an individual. He
did question me if I was a business-so there may be more
to it for them.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

July 26, 2003
3:36 AM

Post #593585

A really good site that explains the rules is:
http://www.burnswatergardens.ca/bwgphyto.html
it isn't an official site but it is easier to follow
than the Governments.

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