Can anyone tell me what needs to be done to send a plant (Sarracenia) from the UK to America? Ive never really tried a proper international trade before and was wondering how I should go about it or where I can get the proper info.
The only overseas trading I've done to date is sending(and happily receiving) seed to fatboy in Indonesia. I got mine alright, and I'm awaiting his confirmation on whether he gets his seed from me. I didn't do anything ususual, so I hope I didn't do anything illegal for that reason:), ie I hope I don't need some sort of permit or certificate. It may differ from country to country, as I'm in the U.S.
Hopefully, someone who does know will reply to this.
The plant would need to be inspected for pests and diseases and then a phytosanitary certificate is issued. You may need a CITES permit (not sure if Sarracenia is listed on CITES or not). The person who is receiving the plant should send you a green/yellow import sticker to put on the package.
Tony, is that only for a plant, not seed? If not, I've already broken a few laws!
Oh and I think just S. oreophila, rubra ssp. alabamensis, and possibly rubra ssp. jonesii are CITES listed.
(Edited by Dionaea Enthusiast at 5:56 am on Jan. 21, 2002)
I have not dealt with seed but if I recall correctly...Phytosanitary certificate is for plant material, not seed. CITES applies to plant material and seeds I think..
11. * * * In accordance with Article I, paragraph b, sub-paragraph (iii),
* * * * *of the Convention, the symbol (#) followed by a number placed
* * * * *against the name of a species or higher taxon included in
* * * * *Appendix II designates parts or derivatives which are specified
* * * * *in relation thereto for the purposes of the Convention as
* * * * *follows:
* *#1 * *Designates all parts and derivatives, except:
* * * * *a) * * seeds, spores and pollen (including pollinia); and
* * * * *b) * * tissue cultures and flasked seedling cultures
To the best of my understanding, it appears that CITES does not cover seeds. Its possible I was confused by the technical mumbo-jumbo, so read for yourself.
You should be able to get it out of the UK no problem, but I don't know about American customs. You might want to try sending a Sarracenia seedling first and seeing if that goes ok.
I am probably mistaken on CITES for seed from appendix II plants. I will have a look at it later today.
I'm Sure little bits can be sent/recieved no problem, but I was planning on sending something a little larger!
Where would I get the plants inspected? Do the same people issue the phytosanitary certificate? ?
Suppose this is gonna be more tricky than its worth!!