Shipping Laws

Tree Shippers must comply with laws, rules, and regulations of each country ship trees and plants to. 

Below is a statement from our supplier located in California,

  • Many countries require that a Phytosanitary Certificate accompany shipments of live tree seedlings and seeds. These certificates serve as proof of inspection by our local agricultural department, and cost an additional $65/each. Only one Phytosanitary Certificate is required per order.
  • Along with a Phytosanitary Certificate, some countries — like China, South American countries, and many Middle Eastern countries — require the purchaser to acquire an import permit from their local authorities before they will be allowed to import plants or seeds into the country. In these cases, the import permit must be faxed or emailed to us before our agricultural department will issue a Phytosanitary Certificate.
Argentina The import of trees, plants, & plant products is prohibited.
Australia The import of plants & biological goods is prohibited.
Belize The import of plants & plant products is prohibited.
Bolivia All plant and meat products being imported into the country will require a sanitary or phytosanitary certificate from The Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria e Inocuidad.
Brazil The import of plants & plant products is prohibited.
Canada A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.
Chile A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

An import permit is required before order can be shipped.

China A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

An import permit is required before order can be shipped.

Colombia The import of plants & plant products is prohibited.
Costa Rica A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

An import permit is required before order can be shipped.

Cuba Due to the long-standing trade embargo we are unable to ship to Cuba.
Ecuador A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

An import permit is required before order can be shipped.

El Salvador A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

An import permit is required before order can be shipped.

European Union A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings,
but NOT for seed kits.

All pine trees & seeds are currently banned within the EU.

French Guiana A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

An import permit is required before order can be shipped.

Guatamala A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

An import permit is required before order can be shipped.

Guyana A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

An import permit is required before order can be shipped.

Honduras The import of plants & plant products is prohibited.
Hong Kong The import of plants & plant material is prohibited.
Iceland Live flowers and plants will need a special phytosanitary certificate from the country of origin which must then be fully supported by the Icelandic Agricultural Research Institute before being allowed admittance into the country.
India Plants and plant products such as seeds or fruits are prohibited without prior permission.
Iran The import of plants & plant material is prohibited.
Israel The Ministry of Agriculture in Israel states that “Importing plants and plant products into Israel, either commercially or in passengers’ ‎personal baggage, is subject to permission by the Plant Protection and Inspection Services (PPIS) of the Ministry of Agriculture”. ‎‎Additionally,” Permits are required for importing fresh produce, plants, plant products, seed, ‎ propagation material, and biotic material.”
Japan A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits. 
Plants and animals must be presented to the plant or animal quarantine officer for quarantine inspection prior to Customs examination.
Jordan Importing plants and plant products is prohibited unless permission has been obtained
Kuwait The import of plants & plant material is prohibited.
Laos The import of plants & plant material is prohibited.
Mexico The import of plants & plant products is prohibited.
Nicaragua A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

An import permit is required before order can be shipped.

Pakistan Plants and plant material (incl. cut flowers) whether live or dead is prohibited unless accompanied with Phytosanitary (Health) certificate from the country of origin and import permit from the Pakistan Ministry of Agriculture (Department of Plant Protection).
Panama A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

An import permit is required before order can be shipped.

Paraguay A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

An import permit is required before order can be shipped.

Peru A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

An import permit is required before order can be shipped.

Philippines All plants, planting materials, fruits and vegetables, regardless of quantity, requires Import Permit/Authority to Import and needs to be declared upon arrival.
Suriname A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

An import permit is required before order can be shipped.

Switzerland A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings,
but NOT for seed kits.

All pine trees & seeds are currently banned.

Taiwan A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

An import permit is required before order can be shipped.

Turkey A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

Order must be shipped within 14 days of receiving the Phytosanitary Certificate.

Uraguay The import of plants & plant products is prohibited.
Vatican City The import of live plants is prohibited.
Importing plant products is heavily restricted.
Venezuela A Phytosanitary Certificate is required for all live seedlings and seed kits.

An import permit is required before order can be shipped.

New Zealand The import of plants & plant material is HEAVILY restricted and as a result we are unable to ship to New Zealand