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    Question Shipping regulations to Singapore and Taiwan

    I have received several offers, one is from Singapore and the other is from Taiwan. I live in CA. Does anyone know anything about shipping regulations? Do you know where I can find information concerning this?


    I will be shipping D. Dichotoma seeds.

    I have read that Singapore requires nothing special, but want to check.

    THANKS!

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    Singapore - looks like you need (if applicable) a CITES permit and a Phytosanitary Permit. Plants and plant products (including seed) can be sent without a phytosanitary permit but must be inspected at Singapore Airport (Changi) or harbor:

    http://www.ava.gov.sg/NR/rdonlyres/1...h28plant93.pdf
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    So...I need to fill that out?

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    Hi SDCPS,

    Singapore requires a phytosanitary cert for all seeds. The CITES is compulsory only if the species is listed.
    Cindy

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    I'm not sure if you or the importer fills out that form. I'd imagine a copy has to accompany your shipment either way. Shipments have to go through the port on entries listed on the form and the Singapore government website.

    Phytosanitary Cert:
    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_exp...cs/index.shtml

    Cost is $50.00, $15.00 per replacement or revision. As of Oct 1, 2009 there is a $3 service charge if you order copies of the certificate from the web. You still have to meet the requirements and possible inspection by your nearest Export Certification Specialist.

    CITES permit from Federal Fish and Wildlife will cost $100 for single shipment ($50 personal/household). I personal/household is only if you are moving overseas and shipping you personal stuff over. Only needed with CITES species.

    http://www.fws.gov/permits/importexp...rtexport.shtml
    http://www.fws.gov/forms/3-200-32.pdf

    Taiwan is probably the same although each country will have different regulations.

    Now you know why most people don't deal with out-of-country trades?

    If you're receiving seeds you need a small seed lot import permit. Jimscott and a few others can tell you about that.
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    Thanks friends.

    I have heard from my correspondents, and they say that no paperwork is required...hmmm. But Cidny, you said that I need a phytocanitarty cert? Can I call and get one? Oh my.

    Anyway, do I need a PERMIT to get seeds from them? You mentioned something about that Not a number.

    I found this on the subject of importing. It seems to help. Permit is free:

    http://theseedsite.co.uk/aphis.html

    Here is on permits:

    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_heal...planting.shtml

    I need a permit if I import: Small lots of seed imported without a phytosanitary certificate.

    So I need one--I think, unless the senders send phytosanitary certificates.

    Here is the application. I just don't see how I need to do all this, but: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/permits/eauth_epermits.shtml

    Could someone tell me...do I REALLY need to get the permit? I'm not importing any noxious weeds or horrible things.

    So please tell me. What do I need to do. Some examples please. (if this is too complicated...forget it) I need to sign up for the account and get a permit, then I need to take my seeds to someone and get certification? Can a minor sign up for an account. I'm only 15...not worth it...impossible?

    Thanks for your pacience...not a number especially.

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    Yes you should have permits, as well as the sending party AFAIK.
    ive received seeds from other countries without the permits, but if it gets caught, they might get destroyed.

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    Would any penalties be levied on the senders if someone sends without the permits and gets caught?

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