Importing into U.S. from France
I just received an email from Fig-Baud regarding their prices and procedures for shipping to the U.S.. I contacted the USDA and was told I need to apply for a permit to import and the company would need a phytosanitary certificate.
Has anyone here done this before, and if so, what were the costs involved?
Fig-Baud says their fee for a phytosanitary certificate is 70.00 EUR, which translates to 90.66 USD. Their price for a Ronda de Bourdeaux, for example, is only 16.19 USD (12.50 EUR). Seems like it could be worthwhile. Shipping of 4 trees would be about 45.00 USD.
Has anyone here gone through the process of getting a permit, and what are the costs involved?