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Re: BCSS seed distribution

Post by MikeDom » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:08 pm

A seed order I received from South Africa had the contents listed as "Commercial Samples" on the customs form. Sailed straight through customs by all accounts.
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Re: BCSS seed distribution

Post by Roatavator » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:32 am

ragamala wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:06 pm
Roatavator wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:52 pm
We shall see. But in the absence of information in the parcel I’m not sure how it would be assessed!
Sorry, I don't mean to be a bore and nag endlessly on this, but surely there will have to be a customs and value declaration?
I have a plan! Nudge, nudge
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Re: BCSS seed distribution

Post by habanerocat » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:25 pm

habanerocat wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:16 pm
What's the delivery time on the seed distribution?

I ordered some time before Christmas. Not complaining, just wondering.
Posted from the UK on 29/12/20.
Arrived in Ireland on 29/01/21

Now, that's slow.......
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Re: BCSS seed distribution

Post by Tony R » Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:21 am

habanerocat wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:25 pm
habanerocat wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:16 pm
What's the delivery time on the seed distribution?

I ordered some time before Christmas. Not complaining, just wondering.
Posted from the UK on 29/12/20.
Arrived in Ireland on 29/01/21

Now, that's slow.......
But at least you received them (tu)
Perhaps you were lucky that they were not incinerated by your Customs/Dept. of Agriculture given that there would not have been any documents - phyto. cert. or import permit (the problem of importing something from a non-EU country in the future?).
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Re: BCSS seed distribution

Post by habanerocat » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:03 pm

Tony R wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:21 am
habanerocat wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:25 pm
habanerocat wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:16 pm
What's the delivery time on the seed distribution?

I ordered some time before Christmas. Not complaining, just wondering.
Posted from the UK on 29/12/20.
Arrived in Ireland on 29/01/21

Now, that's slow.......
But at least you received them (tu)
Perhaps you were lucky that they were not incinerated by your Customs/Dept. of Agriculture given that there would not have been any documents - phyto. cert. or import permit (the problem of importing something from a non-EU country in the future?).
Wasn't I lucky they hadn't germinated Tony :grin:

I'm sorting out some Echinocereus seeds here. I'd say when the society is looking for volunteers for the Echinocereus seeds not too many hands go up.

I left the pods dry out as they were a mushy sticky mess last autumn. Now that they're dry, I have to wet them again to get the seeds out. What a job, brings the seed providers job into a whole new light.

Well done all......
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Re: BCSS seed distribution

Post by Tina » Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:07 pm

I don't know how they counted the lithops n Cono's I had trouble seeing them in the packets :???:
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