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I wouldnt count to heavily on that. Im sure customs has all kinds of x-ray machines that are designated specificly to detect plant material (read: dope) I doubt it would be difficult to detect an envelope full of seeds.
Wesley, I urge you to find out exactly what you need to protect yourself and your friend before you attempt to mail seeds into Canada (or anywhere else for that matter) There are some phone #s on that website that Maehem posted, you might do well to give them a call and get the info you need.
There are only 2 infinite things... the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not too sure about the universe.
Is the paper work for seeds the same as if you were mailing a plant?
well, i just called the canadian food insepeciton agency. the guy said as long as its not commercial seeds (crops) and under 1kg, its ok. Zongyi [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
What you want to do is illeagle here in Canada.
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As there are limited sources for CPs in Canada and most of my most of my collection has been grown from seed bought from either the USA or England. *
I Thought I would add my two cents, it never occurred to me that seed might be illegal to import. That being said I have never had one seed shipment stopped. Most of them have been declared with what is exactly in them and I have even been at times charged customs. Absolutely non of the many vendors that I have ordered seed from every mentioned requiring any paper on seeds, now most of these same people don't send plants as you require all sorts of paper work and it will cost a arm and a leg.
On my last seed order from the USA , CEG nursery advised me that the US government was considering tightening up seed shipments and they may require paper work in the future. They told me that they have been contacted *and told to expect changes but until such time its business as usual.
I to have received seed from CEG with no paperwork required.
I am just like a Super Hero, but without the power or motivation.................and the funky suit.
Uh oh. Guess i'm a criminal. I give up, come take me away...
Gee, and i was just trying to get rid of some capensis seeds...
Amazing, a few bad seeds can wreck it for everyone! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img] If you know what I mean?
Just to clarify, so that everyone is in agreement...
It is not illegal to mail seeds from US to Canada (or vice versa) and seeds do not require documentation unless:
1. it is over 1kg
2. classified as Cites I
If this is the case, then all I would need for SASE is to include an envelope with US postage...correct?
The ICPS Seed Bank both accepts and distributes seed to members throughout the world without paperwork.
I know that some countries, like Australia and New Zealand, do have very strict rules regarding seed imports, but I'm still totally confused about the precise legal situation with the US.
They say that money talks, but all it ever says to me is goodbye.
Is there a website that tells you about other countries restrictions on sending seeds to other countries?