- Sun Dec 11, 2022 5:45 am
I think we’re getting import permits and phytosanitary certificates mixed up here. Import permits are not needed for shipments of 12 or less plants. When they are needed, it is on the buyer to provide them. Phyto certs are provided by the seller. Diflora includes phyto certs with their 50 euro shipping fee. They also ship completely bare root with no potting medium. Diflora shipments pass through customs without any problems even when they get sent to the USDA for inspection. Phyto certs have to be included with all plants coming into the US internationally and the plants have to be bare root. Araflora charges a lot for their certs. I think you might have gotten lucky with your GC shipment if they shipped without phyto certs.