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  Re: [aroid-l] amorphophapllus seed packaging
From: "Peter Boyce" <peterboyce at myjaring.net> on 2004.06.04 at 14:59:33(11571)
Hi

Here in Malaysia ae've been informed that the seeds in berry problem with
customs/plant quarantine is (with the exception of Australia & New Zealand)
only a problem in the case of where there is no phyto - with a phyto seeds
to the US go through without a hitch (of course in the good old days small
shipments were ignored but with heightened security every package is
scrutinized and the letter of the law followed to the letter).

The big problem is getting the phyto. The Agri. folks here in Malaysia were
very reluctant to issue a phyto for seeds (cleaned of fruit pulp or not)
simply because of all the additional work it will involve since it includes
seed transfers between Forestry Depts, etc., thoroughout ASEAN. Anyhow,
after much negotiation we've now a agreement that we will be issued phytos
for seed shipments and thus overcome the problems we've had shipping to the
US.

Pete

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