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Thread: Legal importation of seeds into the USA

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    Congrats Av! Does that mean you are all done?
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    well... I now can get permission to import small lots of seed, as long as I follow the rules.

    I have level two access, so I think so

    at least the process has been a freebee to this point, we'll find out how well it actually works soon.

    Sounds like DG is an old pro at it already...

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    That doesn't sound like it was too bad at all. For me the issue is getting to that side of town, it's so inconvenient. I may also have the issue of getting them to partially reactivate my account when I get the time for the trip. I don't think I'd use the permit all that much, but there is an occasion or two where it would have been nice.

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    What a great thread. I have actually tried numerous times on working with the USDA on small seed lots being exported for the NASC Seed Bank. I think with this information and routing for contacts I may have better luck on working with exports as time allows.

    Furthermore, I think with some more discussion, investigation, and confirmation of the process this would warrant a definite sticky in the trading forum. That being said, please continue to post and anyone else with specific knowledge can throw that in, and we all can clean it up for a nice easy reference. With the proper knowledge we can do a better job on sharing plants legally with other countries and expand the camaraderie even further.

    Thanks for the great work so far, everyone.

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    Completed my first PPQ Form 587, Application for Permit to Import Plants or Plant Products.” last night, woohoo

    The form is rather short about one page or so... pretty basic. Couple areas that are a little cloudy is "what inspection station" do I want to use. It list a bunch and then at the bottom of the list it also includes something along the lines of "various stations which have inspection capabilities" (going by memory)

    I didnt know which one to use, so I chose Atlanta, Ga.

    There was also a yes/no check box about some acronym, no explanation what it was.. it was defaulted to "no" so that is how I left it

    Ill get back in the system this weekend and verify what the acronym was and also the "various stations" verbage

    My 587 was accepted and I'm waiting on approval

    Downloadable PPQ 587 with some instructions

    (the USDA APHIS e-authorization version is different, but simular)

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    Well I can vouch for the Atl station

    They will probably just clear you for all inspection stations on the Eastern seaboard, that is what ended up happening with mine.

    Also, you may need to look into PPQ 621. You may need it for seed of CITES seeds. And it'll cost you $70 for that one.
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    I figured if I had issues with the Atlanta station, I would just call you
    and I'm going to avoid any CITES issues at this point LOL

    they will have to be some pretty special seed for me to do that... very special, but I can think of a few

    sooooooooo how long is the approval process now that my 587 is submitted?

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