Return to the Hoya Forum | Post a Follow-Up

rules for international shipping of cuttings/plants

Posted by greentoe357 7b NYC under lights (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 15, 14 at 20:15

Somebody in Germany wants my cuttings from the US, and I want some of theirs. And maybe also a rooted plant.

What do I need to know / do / pay / include / whatever, in order for my package to get there safely? Is USPS good enough for this? Plants are not valuable, so keeping the cost down is important.

On their side, what do they need to know / do / pay / include into the US-bound package?

This post was edited by greentoe357 on Wed, Mar 19, 14 at 18:09

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: rules for international shipping of cuttings/plants

Has the moderator clipped/pinned (or whatever this is called) this post to the top of the forum? I do not mind at all; asking because it stays on top even as people post and reply to other things.

RE: rules for international shipping of cuttings/plants

Nah, posts just stay on top if no one has responded to them. :\

Sorry we don't have more advice on this. I've never sent cuttings to Germany. Since you're outside the EU, you'd need a phytosanitary certificate to legally ship live plants such as Hoyas (rooted or unrooted) into Germany.

The following plants and vegetable matter may never be imported into Germany from countries outside of the EU:

· Grapevines, vine leaves
· Earth and plant substrate, except for pure peat without plants, from most East European and overseas countries.

Even plants, plant parts and plant products that are not subject to any general import prohibition often require a plant health certificate from the country of origin even for personal use imports(for example in the case of imports from American, Asiatic and African states or Australia).

Source: US Armed Forces

As far as getting there in a timely manner? If you shipped it USPS Priority mail, it would probably get there in 7-10 days, which is reasonable for cuttings.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Hoya Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here