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HOW to APPLY for a U.S “SMALL SEED LOT PERMIT”

The United States now requires a “Small Seed Lot Permit” for imported seed. We strongly recommend you obtain a Small Seed Lot ePermit as this will avoid the risk of having your order stopped or confiscated by U.S. Customs.

ePermits must be obtained by the importer(you); it is a simple process and can be applied for online at no cost. The ePermits are valid for 3 years and allow for multiple seed imports.

Further information:
United States Department of Agriculture Small Seed Lots

To assist you in understanding the process in obtaining a Permit we have noted the process below:

STEP 1 – Register Online with USDA

Register online for an eAuthentication USDA Level 2 Account allowing you to submit your ePermit application in the fastest possible way. Once you have registered you can then apply for your ePermit online (Step 2).

Register with the USDA  

STEP 2 – Apply for a Small Lots of Seed Permit

Apply Online

For the fastest processing times we recommend you apply for an ePermit online. ePermit approval by the USDA normally takes 2 or 3 days and will be sent via email to your inbox.

Apply for ePermit  

Manually Apply

Alternatively you may download the form directly below and fax or snail mail to the USDA. On the first line of section(3) – ‘Intented Use’ – check mark SMALL LOTS OF SEED PROGRAM

 Application PPQ Form 587 (Import Plants or Plant Products)

Starting on the second line, list the seed species and countries from which you want to ship each species. If the list of species is long, you may enter “eligible taxa”. By using this option, you are accepting responsibility for determining the eligibility of the seeds.

STEP 3 – Email ePermit to Australian Seed

Once you have received your approved ePermit from the USDA, please attached to an email via orders@australianseed.com and we can process your order.

If you wish Australian Seed to ship your order without a USDA ePermit, please confirm during checkout that you agree to take full responsibility if your order is lost or confiscated by US customs/quarantine as per our Terms and Conditions and Shipping and Returns Policy.

Send Permit to Australian Seed

 

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