Import of plants and live trees

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Processes and formalities to import live plants and live trees

How to import plants and trees www.howtoexportimport.comIn this category ‘Import procedures’, I would like to provide a basic idea about formalities and procedures to import different materials from other country. These details are given to enlighten you on general tips to import goods from overseas countries applicable for almost all countries worldwide. Once after reading these posts about import procedures and import customs clearance procedures, you will have a base idea about the procedures and formalities on how to import various products from foreign countries.

Documentation and procedures to import live plants and live trees

This post provides information on – how to import Tuberous roots, bulbs,corms,crowns and rhizomes,chicory plants and roots,mushroom spawn,flower buds for ornamental purpose, branches of plants, branches of trees, grasses,mosses and lichens, cut flowers,dried flowers,fresh flowers,bleached flowers etc.

As you know, under any importation of goods, necessary import documentation and customs clearance procedures at importing country have to be completed as the foreign trade policy of respective importing countries. Import entry documents along with carriers document (Bill of Lading /Airway bill), commercial invoice, packing list,certificate of origin and other required documents are filed and necessary import procedures are completed to take delivery of imported goods. Now a days, necessary information are filed online and produce required documents at the time import delivery of goods at destination customs location of importing country.

How to import live plants and live trees?

Some of the examples fall under plants and trees are Tuberous roots, bulbs,corms,crowns and rhizomes,chicory plants and roots,mushroom spawn,flower buds for ornamental purpose, branches of plants, branches of trees, grasses,mosses and lichens, cut flowers,dried flowers,fresh flowers,bleached flowers etc. Some of the live plants and live trees are prohibited by most of the countries.

Now, let us discuss about the common requirements of import of plants and live trees.

In most of the countries, there are three types of regulations to import live trees and plants which is called as unrestricted, controlled and prohibited. If little or no risk are involved, such live plants and trees are un restricted to import subjected to plant health controls. In most of the countries all flowers,seeds, some cut flowers and most vegetables for eating except potatoes are not restricted to import subjected to produce of necessary certificates from authorities. If trees and other live plants to be imported are controlled in imported country, phyto sanitary certificate issued from the authorities from exporting country is required to be produced when importing. If serious risk is involved, such import of trees and plants are permitted under the authority of license issued by respective authorities like Forestry department, health department etc.

What are the special requirements to import live plants and live trees?

Different countries have their own requirements to import live plants and live trees. The process and formalities to import Tuberous roots, bulbs,corms,crowns and rhizomes,chicory plants and roots,mushroom spawn,flower buds for ornamental purpose, branches of plants, branches of trees, grasses,mosses and lichens, cut flowers,dried flowers,fresh flowers,bleached flowers differs from one another and in country to country. Also different procedures and formalities to import each items under live plants and live trees head. However, some of the common requirements in major countries are explained below:

Import permit or Phyto sanitary certificate

Why is Phyto sanitary certificate required to import plants and live trees?

Phytosanitary certificate is required to protect food,pant and animal resources of importing country. A pest risk management is conducted, if an importer wants to import product that either has no previous history of being imported in the the country or product is from new origin. The importing products could be have pests, weeds or diseases that cause losses affecting farmers,foresters or other environmental changes in importing country. Normally, plant pests are introduced through wood packaging,soil,firewood,containers, transport vehicles etc.

In any importing country, the pest control is implemented mainly because such plant pests are threats for domestic food supply of importing country, minimize the profit of farmers which negatively affect their livelihoods or threatens the ability of importing country to trade with other countries.

The international partners of countries share quality measures each other and exempt from double inspection on same products. However, in most of the developed countries, the export goods from third countries need to be certified at exporting country under agencies at load port and at importing country as per the norms of importing country.

 

NOC from Plant Quarantine Authority

A no objection certificate from plant quarantine authority of importing country also has to be obtained to import trees and other live plants to most of the countries.

In some of the importing countries, seed analysis certificate is required to import live trees and other plants.

Specific Pest Treatment

In some countries, in order to import some specific plants and trees, Fumigation has to be conducted at exporting country and attachment of fumigation certificate thereafter along with import consignment of plants and trees. A special heat treatment also may be required under import of some type of plants and trees. Necessary test is conducted to verify whether improted plants or trees are the product regulated plant pest, contaminated with quarantine plant pest or any other restricted substance.

Certificate of Origin

The source of origin of imported trees or plants is required in almost all countries. So a certificate of origin issued by necessary approved authorities at exporting country is required to import plants and live trees.

Personal consumption and trading of live trees and plants

Import of plants and trees in small quantities can be effected without phyto sanitary certificate, when travelling, for the purpose of household use and not for commercial purpose for trading. However such import of plants and trees for personal use (not for trading) must be free from signs of diseases and pests.  Import of live plants and live trees could be either for personal purpose or for trading. The procedures and process to import live plants and live trees for trading requires more documentation and formalities.

How to import plants and live treesPenalization

If any of the imported plants and trees are not followed the necessary norms of importing country, such imported plants or trees have to be destroyed or to be removed out of importing country. Such non compliant imported live trees and plants are also fined, apart from destruction or return to origin country.

In this article, the documentation, process and formalities to import trees and plants like Tuberous roots, bulbs,corms,crowns and rhizomes,chicory plants and roots,mushroom spawn,flower buds for ornamental purpose, branches of plants, branches of trees, grasses,mosses and lichens, cut flowers,dried flowers,fresh flowers,bleached flowers are explained. As explained above, these information are generally applicable for all countries importing live plants and live trees. These details on how to import live plants and live trees are given to provide a basic idea to bring live plants and live trees from foreign country. Specific requirements for each importing country need to be followed by importers and exporters of live plants and live trees.

 

I hope, the above information helps you in gaining basic knowledge on documentation,procedures and formalities in importation of Tuberous roots, bulbs,corms,crowns and rhizomes,chicory plants and roots,mushroom spawn,flower buds for ornamental purpose, branches of plants, branches of trees, grasses,mosses and lichens, cut flowers,dried flowers,fresh flowers,bleached flowers etc.

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Comments


Rani Ghazzawi : I am an expat living in the UAE. I would like to take your advise for something else, I hope you can help me. I have an opportunity for import of flowers from Africa. What is a normal mark up fee on fresh flowers wholesale.

Suraj Korattikkara: Hi, I would like to know the entire procedure to import live plants, especially Mango plants from India to United Arab Emirates for trading. Thanking you, Suraj Korattikkara

Shaikha Al-Fudhaili : I have already plan to start a business in Oman for sale/ distribution of plants which includes ornamental, decorative, etc. I would be grateful if could kindly give a broad idea of which plants are suitable for Oman mainly for gardening, and whether can support for importing the same to Oman. On receipt of your response, we can have further discussions on the subject. I trust, will be able to support us and give a feed back at the earliest.

Kauser Kureshi : I am Kauser from Hanaartsflower, Tokyo. I would like to get some information on importing fresh flowers in India. I want to export from Japan to India. What I would like to know is what are the documents required and what is the quarantine conditions that we need to fulfill from Japan. I would much appreciate your kind information on this. Awaiting your response.

Satyen Sawant : Myself, Satyen Sawant, Co-founder at Zenworx India. I have also been associated with business school in Bangalore wherein i play the role of a director. I have been having a thought from quite some years now that I can start export business on my own as i have had a very short but interesting experience in risk management during my first job

Karan KL : I am willing to start the teak wood logs and timbers Import business soon. I have done my homework and the market study so far. I would need your help to go further in business terms. If, I can arrange all the required documents for Plant Quarantine NOC. Could you please get me the NOC from plant quarantine?

yuvraj agarwal : I would like to start a new import firm of live trees and plants. What is the scope of this business in India.

suresh patel: I like to import a 5000 kesar mango trees to U.S.A. It is not allow here with soil. How can I import.

Esha Bakht: What I wanted to know was why donot the trees and plants die in the process

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SATYA SREE: i want to import some plants like cherries and flowers for my personal use.How can i bring them.Do i need get any clearance certificate from my country India ?

Remie : I want to import olive tree in Usa the olive tree is coming from Spain it is for Personal use They are 100 years old How can I do that And which certificate is require or license and what about the soil certificate

Remie : I want to import olive tree in Usa the olive tree is coming from Spain it is for Personal use They are 100 years old How can I do that And which certificate is require or license and what about the soil certificate

Remie: Want to import olive tree from Spain to USA They are very old tree How can I do that

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