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Agricultural Commodity Shipping and Receiving Information


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  2016 Holidays & Phyto Certification Fees Information

 Foreign Export 

Foreign export certificates are issued to indicate that plants or plant products meet the import requirements of receiving countries. Exports may be certified through the SLO County Ag Commissioner's office or USDA.

For Export Certificates (Phytosanitary) please contact the County Agriculture office closest to you.

    USDA Plant Export Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

    For a sample of phytosanitary regulations for other countries click here for


Interstate Shipping

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine Program (USDA APHIS PPQ) and the plant health agencies in each of the 50 states, regulate the shipment of nursery and greenhouse stock in an effort to minimize the spread of harmful insects, diseases, and other pests. The Federal & State Quarantine Summaries is designed as a reference tool for nursery stock growers, brokers, purchasers, and others involved in the buying selling, and interstate transport of nursery and greenhouse plant crops.

Laws and regulations for States and US Territories.

To obtain Certificates of Quarantine Compliance contact our office.


Intrastate Shipping

    To see a list of quarantines within the state of California select this link.    

    To obtain Certificates of Quarantine Compliance contact our office.


Import Permits (IP)

Import permits are required by USDA for receiving plant material from other countries. You can obtain an IP online through the USDA-APHIS website