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Phytosanitary Certificate costs for International customers

Hello All. This only applies to International customers who require a Phytosanitary Certificate for their orders.

There is rarely good news when it comes to government services fees. I’m not happy. Always wanting to offer an economical means of providing documents, the fees have tripled for a single application. This means I’m going in the hole. But there is a bright spot. I’m able to bundle the applications into one fee, but there must be a minimum of three orders for me to break even.

If I choose this route, I have to wait for three orders requiring a phyto to keep costs where they are now. I could raise our costs to meet the inspection fees, but that will translate into fewer international orders, which does no one any good. Or a third option: no longer do international shipping where phytos are needed. Non EU countries, which do not require a phytosanitary certificate for seeds, will still be able to order (but you might need one if you wish to order plants).

So in meantime, I’m holding off applying for phytosanitary certificates until there is three or more international orders to keep our and your costs down. This more than likely will mean delays, but that all depends on how many people order.