Plant Import Information
Contacting the PGQP
Each potential importer of germplasm must contact the PGQP crop manager responsible for the crop in question and make known their desire to import material. Only that crop manager can provide the required 'green and gold' shipping labels (bearing PGQP's permit number) for importation
of the material through the various U.S. ports of entry. Without the proper label, materials will most likely be destroyed at the port of entry. More information on the overall process can be found in the section, 'Access to the Screening Program'.
You may contact the the program manager for your crop via e-mail using the following links:
Ornamental, Pome Fruit, Small Fruit, Stone Fruit, and Tropicals program?
Grass, Rice or Sugar Cane program?
Potato or Sweet Potato program?
Written correspondence, telephone and FAX inquiry can be made to:
USDA-APHIS, PSPI, PGQP
BLDG 580, BARC-East
Powder Mill Road
Beltsville, MD 20705
January 23, 2007