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    Cost of Phytosanitary certificates are determined by the issuing country. Costs range any where from $20 to over $200 USD - depends on the exchange rate too. Some countries issue a single certificate for the shipment, others issue one certificate per taxon (e.g. 5 different species requires 5 certificates).

    If you are looking at CITES species you also need to check with Fish and Wildlife Services if you need a permit ($100 I think) and your states Agriculture/Wildlife agencies.

    http://www.fws.gov/endangered/permits/faq.html
    http://www.fws.gov/forms/3-200-36.pdf
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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dionae View Post
    So, in short all I need to import anything I want to is-

    PPQ 621 (CITES)
    PPQ 587
    Phytosanitary Certificates

    Anyone know how much the phyto certs are?
    That depends on which plants you are importing and from which country. I know that this thread had started off concerning plant A from country X but since it has become a more general discussion on importing I would like to give an example I just ran into over the summer.
    I wanted to obtain some caladenia (Australian terristrial orchids that form tubers for dormancy). There are currently no US sources for Caladenia. I can not afford to import any because
    the Australian goverment has declared a $1000 (USD) export fee on each shipment of caladenia.
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    Yes, a lot of red tape involved. That's why many sellers in the UK won't ship to the US and why Rob Cantly will only sell through contracted re-sellers/distributors. Imagine having to go through the hassle hand-holding a buyer through the permit process and shipping requirements on each and every order. And then the complaints when the shipment gets delayed because the buyer didn't get the proper permits or make the proper arrangements for the shipment.
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    That's why many sellers in the UK won't ship to the US
    I hope I can find one. Thats what i want...sarracenias from the UK. They just have so many that are unavailable and very hard to get. Anyone ever imported anything from France?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dionae View Post
    I hope I can find one. Thats what i want...sarracenias from the UK. They just have so many that are unavailable and very hard to get.
    You might want to try contacting Mike King, if you haven't already done so.

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    Thank you Mobile. I havent contacted Mike King but I will.

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    Just an FYI. Getting CITES certs from the US for export (even for non-native plants) is really difficult. They are not a department that is at all easy to work with. You have to literally bend over backwards to show they weren't illegally procured. How you prove a negative is still quite beyond me. My experience with that department has been that they will simply take your money and deny your application.
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