Exporting plant material
Oregon grown nursery stock shipped out of the state or country must meet the following requirements:
- Be free of pests, diseases, and noxious weeds
- Be accompanied by an ODA shipping permit
- Meet the destination state's or country's shipping requirements
Domestic shipments may have various restrictions and certain certifications may be required, depending on the type of plants and the destination state of the shipment.
International exports have requirements in addition to the export requirements listed above. Most plants and propagative plant parts require a federal phytosanitary certificate issued by a certified state or federal official.
Before a phytosanitary certificate is issued the following must occur:
- An import permit may be required from receiving country.
- A Phytosanitary Certification Issuance and Tracking (PCIT) account is created to submit a request for a phytosanitary certificate.
- Plant shipment must be inspected by an ODA or federal official for pests, pathogens, and invasive weeds of concern to the importing country. A notification time of 48 hours to issuing officials is required.