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  Sending amorphophallus corms internationally
From: sparky4114 at mac.com (Thom Powell) on 2008.06.24 at 17:20:17(17944)
Hello All, I was wondering if someone could help me out .... I am
trying to send a friend some titans and don't know how to go about
doing this. Any help would be greatly appreciated, feel free to
contact me directly.... Thanx

Sent from my iPhone

From: StroWi at t-online.de (StroWi at t-online.de) on 2008.06.25 at 09:51:23(17951)
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From: mmarcotr at email.smith.edu (Michael Marcotrigiano) on 2008.06.25 at 12:37:02(17954)
Depending on where it is going you probably need a phytosanitary. You friendly federal government is the source. Call USDA's most local office and I'm sure they can tell you more. Generally soil is a big issue, seed less, bulbs ???

Can't they find the plant locally. It's ubiquitous now that it has been tissue cultured.

>>> Thom Powell 6/24/2008 1:20 PM >>>

From: TheTropix at msn.com (Sherry Gates) on 2008.06.25 at 15:48:26(17958)
Hi all,
This question reminds me of a seller on eBay I had talked with a few times and they had come across the same situation with some bulbs. They put them in large seashells, lol, and declared them as seashells, they had no troubles. I don't know if that's the best way, but I do know of it working at least once. I'm not suggesting anything, just commenting.
Everyone have a great week & weekend,
From: ironious2 at yahoo.com (E.Vincent Morano) on 2008.06.25 at 19:31:24(17964)
I have sent titans to germany with out any problem.

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From: ironious2 at yahoo.com (E.Vincent Morano) on 2008.06.26 at 20:33:08(17981)
According to the us post office all international packages must be in an 11" x 8.5" x 5.5" box or bigger with a declaration. I sell titans on ebay periodically because I have access to a huge number of them over 2000. In fact the man that has them might be in this group but I dont know. I have sold to many countries successfully. I have sent successfully packages to the UK Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands, Russia and Poland. all had customs declarations. I have labeled them Amorphophallus titanum and A. titanum and A.titanum part#1234 Decoration. Ive been using the last one latley just to throw them off, Perhaps the see the word decoration and then just ship it out. Other times Ive given them a fake part number and left off the word decoration. I might not even need to do that but Im just trying to be cautious.

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From: honeybunny442 at yahoo.com (Susan B) on 2008.06.27 at 20:18:49(17984)
Uh, that's not true.? You can send any priority mail box with a declaration, you can also send a small box 3x3 or so with the old green form, but has to be able to go first class, under a weight limit- under a pound I believe.
It's quite cheap to send it that way.

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From: ironious2 at yahoo.com (E.Vincent Morano) on 2008.06.28 at 04:06:33(17992)
Im just going by what happens when I print international postage online.

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From: LLmen at wi.rr.com (Don Martinson) on 2008.06.29 at 16:44:39(18003)
When I send parcels internationally from my local post office here in
Milwaukee/Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, I have to use either one of two Customs
Declaration forms;
the Form 2976, which is the smaller, green form, to which I believe Susan
refers, or a larger (approx. 6x8 in), Form 2976-A. Which one to use is
dependent upon the size of the package. I don?t have the specifics at hand
at the moment, but the former is good for envelopes and small boxes.

I describe my items as ?Herbarium Specimens, No Commercial Value?.

Don Martinson

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