NCGR distributes germplasm to foreign requesters in compliance with federal quarantine regulations and restrictions of the United States and the recipient country. The requester MUST provide an import permit (IP), when required, with English translation. If possible, the IP should be open dated. This assists us in resending material that did not survive original shipment. Our USDA plant inspector can provide the phytosanitary certification only after we have received the required IP from the requesting country. Whenever possible, please send or FAX a copy of the IP with the original plant request.
Foreign orders are sent by DHL or International Air Mail. Pre-paid shipping by the requester, whenever possible, is greatly appreciated.