Re: Exporting from US to UK and other EU nations
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- Subject: Re: Exporting from US to UK and other EU nations
- From: CEMahan@aol.com
- Date: Tue, 18 Feb 1997 07:31:01 -0700 (MST)
In a message dated 97-02-18 07:19:03 EST, you write:
<< I want to know:
- how easy it was to get the phytosanitary certificate
- roughly how expensive it was
- how easy was shipping - what mail service did you use?
- where you live
- what feedback you had from the recipient of the plants
- any amusing or useful anecdotes
- how easy was shipping - what mail service did you use? I am sorry that I
hit the SEND button on previous message before I was finished, ergo the
message was not signed either. I have always used the mail system for
overseas shipments. Very dependable. For beardless irises I use special
international 2 day delivery---a little more costly, but worth it. For
bearded irises I use US priority mail---a little slower than the other
service, but more than adequate.
Re feedback I have received, it has been very positive from all EU countries.
There is one EU country that is more troublesome than the others. GERMANY.
In the age-old German bureaucratic traditions stretching back through
Prussian days, the German inspectors are rigid to the extreme. They have
never rejected a package of mine but once held one up because, can you
believe it, it did not have an original bill of sale inside the package.
Would not accept a pink copy on a $100 order. But we managed to get the
package released through fax's, phone calls, and email. Hope this all helps,