Mr. Aley (and everybody else). If you are planning to import orchid plants, be sure you have CITES documentation. All orchid plants are covered Under CITES I or CITES II. Gene Eugene Zielinski Augusta, GA > I have an import permit and I obtain phytosanitary and CITES certificates and I send them the same way that anyone in the US would ship into the USA. > > I am currently in Jamaica and thinking about tropical ginger to bring back to the States. If I do it will also be with with any native orchids or bromeliads and perhaps a few tubers. I will have a PC issued by the government, I will personally clean them and box them knowing that sometimes problems in shipping happen and I will use my green and yellow label to send them to the Plant Inspection Station where they will be inspected like anyone else's shipment because in all honesty very few people actually care who I am in my agency. That's not what they are inspecting for, and in all honesty if they do know who I am, they probably inspect my shipments much more vigorously just to say they found something and that I of all people should know better.