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Shipping Plant Material

​​​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 exporting

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.

New Inspection Requirements to the EU begin December 14, 2019.  Read here for more information on exporting Nursery Crops to the EU. 


Exporting plant material out of Oregon

Printable PDF of regulations for exporting plant material out of Oregon. Regulations for exporting plant material out of Oregon

National Plant Board

The federal and state quarantine summaries are 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. National Plant Board website

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

APHIS Plant Pest and Disease Programs website




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