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by ragamala
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 2525

Re: Looking after members interests.

As an aside, the BCSS made it into the Guardian's Polly Toynbee comment this morning (linking to the weekend's Times article) - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/16/brexit-deal-bad-evidence-trade Maybe we should, though, stop complaining about the Brexit border effect and start thin...
by ragamala
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 2525

Re: Looking after members interests.

I really believe something can be done, and if no one does nothing, nothing will happen. I'm not sure what you are arguing in detail, Mat. Seeds for propagation ARE regulated. It is simple as that. If you want the UK to ignore international standards that's one approach. Encouraging the UK to chang...
by ragamala
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 2525

Re: Looking after members interests.

But why would the imports be blocked if the PCs & etc. are no longer needed? If they are able to fulfill all the paperwork now, it can only be easier if we try to do something about it. The USA was able to help the hobbyists by introducing low volume allowances mentioned earlier, why the other "acr...
by ragamala
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 2525

Re: Looking after members interests.

On the PC side, sellers always remind to check the import rules of the buyer's country to see whether a PC is needed, no one really cares what one is sending out. Thanks Mat that's right and practical, except no small supplier in the EU wants to get involved in disputes if arrivals in the UK are bl...
by ragamala
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 2525

Re: Looking after members interests.

My understanding is that a phytosanitary certificate is provided by the exporting country or bloc of countries or a designated organisation within that country or bloc of countries but is not required by them for export from that country or bloc of countries. The phytosanitary certificate is requir...
by ragamala
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 2525

Re: Looking after members interests.

Raising hopes through lobbying or petititions to a UK government which no longer has control of the issues is not helpful. The time for that is long gone. The UK Government has control of duties, certificates and restrictions concerning imports into the UK. I don't think that the EU are going to ob...
by ragamala
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 2525

Re: Looking after members interests.

That said, I reckon it's a convenient way of bringing the Society some useful column-inches, not least because it plays well in newspaper articles and these articles probably get 'shared' quite a bit. A good point, Phil, as long as we understand it is publicity-oriented and members are not encourag...
by ragamala
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 2525

Re: Looking after members interests.

I didn’t come up with the idea of a petition, just wondered what was going to be asked of the government. Point taken. My opinion of petition potential is low. I have seen many petitions with very large numbers of signatures die a death. It is slightly misleading to say petitions with over 100,000 ...
by ragamala
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 2525

Re: Looking after members interests.

Would the petition be to scrap phytosanitary certificates for small orders? I am a tad baffled by this thread, and particularly the mention of a petition to the UK government. Has it not occurred to anyone that we are out of Europe, and have as much moral influence within the EU as a fox asking to ...
by ragamala
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: MSG BULLETIN AND 2021 SEED LIST
Replies: 20
Views: 1972

Re: MSG BULLETIN AND 2021 SEED LIST

As Peter asked not to be unnecessarily distracted by emails at what must be a very busy time, maybe I can express my thanks here for the very prompt response to my order. Thank you Peter for all your effort and that of your team.