I imported some plumeria from Thailand about ten years ago. I remember that I got an import permit but I let it lapse after a couple of years. I want to get some more now but I'm not sure about the 12 to a box rule. Is it true that if you have 12 or fewer in a shipment you don't have to have an import permit?
I bought some last summer and there were more than 12, which the seller put in one box. I got an APHIS notice in the box that this one went through but I would need to get an import permit for future shipments. I have applied for a new permit online but their site says it could take two months to get it. That's why I was wondering if the limit over which they require a permit is true. Is there an under the radar number?