It's not up to the importer to provide phytosanitary certification, therefore you will not be fined. If questioned by ICE, your excuse for attempting to import is, "I was under the assumption all paperwork would be taken care of". After all, if things were exported correctly (being sanitized, free of soil and pathogens, and properly certified), there would be no problem. I have imported several medium sized trees and other plants just fine. I've dealt with ICE on several occasions,
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Last edited by sewingalot; 01-16-2011 at 12:30 AM.
Reason: You may want to refresh yourself on the rules a bit.