Jul
01
2017

Shipping to FOREIGN COUNTRIES

For information on the seeds, etc., please go to the GENERAL INFO page.

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For CANADIAN FRIENDS, please try to order at least 2 weeks (a month would be better) in advance of when you would like your seeds. Customs seems to be very slow lately. Shipping is as follows~

The US Post Office has once again raised prices!!! Up to 8 oz is $9.50 and over 8 oz is $15.50!!! Yes I know crazy. I’m only charging a $1 surcharge.
1- 40 packets is $ $10.50
40 and up is $16.50

If you order lots of HEAVY Items in the under 40 packets, I may have to charge extra above the amount listed.
Only seeds in stock will be shipped, there will be NO back orders. Refunds will be given instead.

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For other INTERNATIONAL ORDERS~

Please READ BEFORE ORDERING:

  • Order at least 3-4 weeks before you would like your order. Sometimes customs is very slow, and orders are held, especially large orders.
  • Please make sure your ADDRESS is CORRECT.
  • Please have a working EMAIL address. I often send questions before shipping. If I can not get a hold of you, your order will be delayed.
  • If your order never makes it to you, we CAN NOT be held responsible. Once it leaves the USA, we have no control over it. ***Please remember when shipping seeds to another country, it is always a gamble with customs. You might have your shipment withheld. We follow the regulations as found on the internet so we CAN NOT be responsible for that if it should unfortunately occur. We do provide you with the CUSTOMS FORM NUMBER so in case you have trouble, you can go to your post office to possibly track it down.


NO REFUNDS for LOST packages.

 

  • MEXICO, please refer to Canada shipping.
  • ARGENTINA, ARMENIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BERMUDA, BRAZIL**, BULGARIA,¬†CURACAO (Netherlands Antilles,) CROATIA, CYPRUS,
    DENMARK, DUBAI, ECUADOR, ESTONIA,

    FINLAND, FRANCE, GREECE, HONG KONG, HUNGARY,
    JAPAN**, KAZAKHSTAN
    , LATVIA, LITHUANIA, MALAYSIA, MALTA,
    NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, PAKISTAN, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA,
    SAN MARINO, SLOVENIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND,

    THAILAND, TURKEY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, and UNITED KINGDOM
    are in our system and CAN ORDER.

**Brazil orders can not exceed $50 including shipping or you will have pay customs on it.

  • AUSTRALIA, IRELAND, NEW ZEALAND, SRI LANKA, SINGAPORE are in the system, but please FOLLOW the EXTRA DIRECTIONS listed BELOW (Countries with STRICT IMPORT RULES) to avoid confiscation of your package.

OTHER COUNTRIES, please write to SampleSeeds@yahoo.com, we will figure out your county’s import restrictions if any. If there are no restrictions, your country will be implemented into our PayPal system so you can order.
PLEASE NOTE: Make sure your country is listed above before ordering! PayPal will take your order without shipping charges. If I don’t have YOUR country in the system, I then have to refund you, and you will have to re-order.


THE POST OFFICE CHANGED SHIPPING CHARGES FOR INTERNATIONAL MAILING.
Shipping is a follows:

1-40 seed packets is $14.50 (Orders weighing over 8 oz. will have to pay $9 extra because of the weight charge.)
41 and up $23.50

*Again~ Please remember when shipping seeds to another country, it is always a gamble with customs. You might have your shipment withheld. We follow the regulations as found on the internet so we CAN NOT be responsible for that if it should unfortunately occur.

COUNTRIES WITH STRICT IMPORT RULES:
*AUSTRALIA. Only approved seed should be ordered. It MUST be listed on This Page, Click Here. TOMATOES (Solanum lycopersicum) are NOT allowed as are some other items. If your order contains items not on the list, you order will be confiscated!!
*IRELAND. Citrus is not allowed. Please do NOT order Key Limes.
*JAPAN. CORN is not allowed.
*NEW ZEALAND. Only approved seed should be ordered. You can check specific seed species(ex. Echinacea purpurea) before you order by Clicking Here. Approved seed will come up as BASIC.
*SRI LANKA. CITRUS, LETTUCE, and NICOTIANA are not allowed. Do not order them. TOMATO seeds have to be fermented to be free of disease which is done here, BUT knowing how Customs are, tomato seeds could get confiscated. So ordering Tomato seeds is AT YOUR OWN RISK. Click here to see the PDF for Sri Lanka seed and plant import rules.
*SINGAPORE PAPAVER (POPPY) seeds are not allowed.

COUNTRIES WE CAN NOT SHIP TO:
*BOSNIA and HERZEGVINA, seeds are prohibited.
*CHILE it was ok with mailing there, but recent packages were returned, unfortunately.
*GERMANY is now prohibiting seeds.
*GHANA seeds are prohibited.
*INDIA, seeds require a phyto certificate and an import permit so we can not ship there. Click Here.
* INDONESIA, We mailed a package there, and it was held at customs as undeliverable. So we will not send there.
*ISRAEL has very strict import regulations and we will not ship there.(Seeds of only certain genuses can go, they must be of USA origin, and they must be accompanied by a Certificate of Origin which cost money and time.)
*ITALY, I have mailed a few packages. They have either been returned or disappeared completely. So we will not longer ship there. (If you are will to take a gamble, you can place an order, and then I will charge shipping after, but know it is all your risk.)
*Papua New Guinea, seeds require a phyto certificate.
*PERU seed requires a phyto certificate.
*PHILIPPINES, seeds require a phyto certificate and an import permit so we can not ship there. Click Here.
*NIGERIA, Seeds of any sort are not permitted to be shipped.
*SENEGAL, Seed are not permitted.
*UKRAINE, Seeds are not permitted.
*URUGUAY, Seeds of any sort are not permitted.
*Zambia, Seeds require a phyto certificate.
(More countries may be added as identified with full restrictions.)

Thank you for choosing The Sample Seed Shop!

Written by remy in: |

23 Comments »

  • I found your list while searching for exportation of daylily seeds, hemerocallis fulva from the US. We were just blindsided by new regs on importing them from the EU. Your database seems extremely comprehensive. I am wondering if I may share your information on my website.

    The daylily community would so appreciate your help. If you have this in a PDF file.. that would be so appreciated and a place for us to start!

    We could include your name or not- whatever your wish may be.

    Thank you,
    Sincerely,
    Claudia Conway
    daylily hybridizer

  • remy says:

    Hi Sara,
    I have no idea about bulk, but I’m going to assume it would need permits and also being going from one seed company to another seed company. Otherwise the seeds could get confiscated as drug sniffing dogs would definitely finds them.

  • Sara says:

    Is it legal to send unwashed poppy seeds to the UK? In bulk?

    Thanks

  • remy says:

    Ram, We can not ship to India.

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