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By Wagger

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom Gb

A member in the USA has asked for a cutting of a plant I have but I seem to remember something said on here about cuttings to the USA not being allowed. Am I right or wrong?



You can't send live plant material to the USA, even seeds need a phytosanitary certificate.

13 May, 2012


Thanks, Mg - I thought that was the case.

14 May, 2012


For seed you may be able to get away with an easier certificate... but not for live plant material - which is likely to be dead by the time the US customs and excise set it free in any case :-)

14 May, 2012


Watching these customs the Australian ones, it is considered to be worth a several thousand dollars fine to attempt to import plant material snaekily. I should think USA even more paranoid.

15 May, 2012


I don't think anywhere could be more paranoid than Oz. The regulations to take our Land Rover in there runs to a small book!!!

15 May, 2012


I think ht Oz & NZ governments are, as Wagger says, more paranoid than the US - that said I can understand their paranoia non-native plants can cause havoc in the wrong place! Think of giant hogweed and Japanese knotweed as examples in this country.

15 May, 2012

How do I say thanks?

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