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Re: Importation bans

So what kind of evil insects/diseases are there in Africa and Brazil  
that would warrant banning Hibiscus entirely??

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jan 7, 2006, at 2:32 PM, David Franzman wrote:

> Yeah, trading is out.  We can't import hibiscus from anywhere  
> except Canada. There is a two year quarantine on any Hibiscus  
> coming into this country with the exception of Africa (the entire  
> continent) and Brazil.  For those two places Hibiscus are banned  
> completely.  Which is unfortunate because one of the most talented  
> hybidizers is from Brazil.
> Anyway as far as my shipping there it's dependent on their laws.  I  
> haven't gotten that far yet as to alert the plant police.  Here's a  
> funny thing:  I can't look up another countries laws without  
> getting my ag dept. involved. I have to waste their time and ask  
> them everytime somebody from somewhere asks me an import question.   
> It's really stupid.  Most European countries have a special thing  
> against the sweet potato white fly.  That's their bug a boo..pardon  
> the pun.  Some though like Malaysia will not allow Hibiscus in at  
> all.  So, we'll have to see.  For tiny Brunei who knows.
> I was exporting to the Marshall Islands last year.  Their ag dept.  
> was concerned because they had received a dirty load from somewhere  
> else.  When mine arrived they didn't even bother to open the box  
> because they saw the USDA sticker on it.  Now what, to me, was so  
> funny is that sticker is for Sudden Oak Death Syndrome.  Had  
> nothing to do with pests otherwise.  As far as I know the Marshall  
> Island don't have oaks...I could be wrong.
> David
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net

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