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wanted: ot - i have a question regarding import laws

Posted by omedusa TX (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 30, 07 at 12:07

Where can I find out what the laws are regarding importing (private trade, not commercial) plants state to state, especially because I am in Texas.

Someone pointed out that you need an inspection certificate for every plant that comes in to your state and if you don't, and get caught, it's a felony? Can someone please clearify before I get too much involved? Or give me a link?

I could not find anything on this site on where to post this more appropiately.

Many Thanks

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RE: wanted: ot - i have a question regarding import laws

Texas State Dept of Agriculture in Austin. Also check with your Texas A&M Cooperative Extension Service office which is usually in your local county courthouse or county or state offices blue pages of the phone book. You probably have other agriculture schools in Texas as well. I'm not aware that ALL imports have to be inspected but I do know many which are shipped into the citrus areas along the Gulf and Rio Grande areas must be inspected. They are trying to prevent disease which might ruin ag industries such as citrus.

RE: wanted: ot - i have a question regarding import laws

Try this link. It is a good start. This topic can be quite complicated. The Federal Government as well as all 50 states have their own regulations and specific quarantines regarding plant material.

Here is a link that might be useful: USDA

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