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Re: USDA regulation (seed phytos)

  • Subject: Re: USDA regulation (seed phytos)
  • From: "Leo A. Martin" <leo1010@attglobal.net>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 00:22:35 -0500 (CDT)

The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) home page is here:


All proposed regulations are listed here, in chronologic order with most recent at the top of the page:


Here is the publication of the original rule, which had an effective date of September 21, 2001:


The effective date was delayed until January 22, 2002. It is now in effect:


This link didn't work this morning but it should work.

This is where US citizens and businesses go for permits:


Effectiove January 22, 2002, all living plant material - seeds, bulbs, stems, leaves, plants - entering the US requires a phytosanitary certificate from the country of origin.

Leo A. Martin
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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