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buying seeds from abroad

Very rarely mistakes can happen. In this event we always strive to be as understanding and generous as possible. However, we regret that our liability is limited to the replacement of the seeds or refund of the cost of the seeds at the customer’s discretion.

Heirloom and Heritage Vegetable seeds are strictly for private use and not for commercial food production. By their very nature you may get the occasional variant plant.

We are unable to provide Phytosanitary Certificates or other declarations. There may be problems importing seeds to your country due to this and other possible restrictions. Please will you check with your authorities regarding these restrictions BEFORE placing an order. We do not assume any responsibility if Customs or similar agencies confiscate seeds. However, any complete orders that may be returned to us in those cases will be refunded.

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For US customers – We advise you apply for a Small Seed Permit (PPQ 587 – Permit to Import Plants and Plant Products) before ordering. This is a link to the US government’s page that might be helpful, as well as the mailing process and shipping label requirements:

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We are one of the few seed companies in the world who still grow and produce many of our own seeds. We supply numerous seed companies, trade customers and nurseries worldwide. We believe all seeds are correctly named. As these are sometimes open pollinated, occasional variations may occur and we cannot be held responsible other than for replacement of seeds.

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Apologies if this is in the wrong section

I’ve found lots of seeds I like from a ‘certain E bidding web site’ and they are offering to ship from the USA is there a certain criteria regarding import regulations etc?

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"Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seeds would require a Phytosanitary Certificate as a requirement for entry to the United Kingdom. This is to certify that a Plant Health official from the exporting country has checked the seeds and found them to be free from plant pests and diseases. There would be charges involved from the US side for the issue of the certificate and also charges for checking on entry to the UK. You would also have to register as an importer and notify Plant Health prior to the consignments arrival.

The online retail giant confirmed in a Saturday report from the Wall Street Journal that U.S. customers are no longer allowed to import foreign seeds or plants. Amazon will still sell seeds to people in the U.S., but only if the seller is based there.

Amazon has a new rule in place governing seed and plant imports for U.S. customers: Nope.

The source of the mystery seeds that circulated over the summer is currently under investigation. This includes three different federal agencies – the Agriculture Department, Customs and Border Protection, and the Postal Service – as well as various state-level departments of agriculture.

The policy change, instated on Sept. 3, comes after “thousands” of seed packets were delivered to U.S. mailboxes over the summer, with many postmarked from China. The report notes that it is believed the mystery mailings are part of a “brushing” scam, which aims to artificially inflate a seller’s visibility on algorithm-driven ecommerce websites like Amazon.

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The USDA has reportedly received close to 20,000 reports of these shipments, and has collected roughly half of them. Agriculture imports are monitored all around the world because new arrivals from abroad could threaten local ecosystems. That’s why there’s extra emphasis on declaring fruits and vegetables when you’re traveling between countries.