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How to sell seeds/plants on Amazon

Examples of Permitted Listings
Plants, plant products, and seeds that are not otherwise restricted
Plants, plant products, and seeds that comply with importation requirements
Examples of Prohibited Listings
Plants, plant products, or seeds designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as “noxious” or similarly classified by applicable state or local government authorities
Plants, plant products, or seeds subject to USDA or applicable state or local government quarantines (such as the USDA’s citrus canker quarantine or the Washington State grape virus quarantine)
Plants, plant products, or seeds that are taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of the Lacey Act
Illegal plants, plant products, or seeds
Dangerous or fatal plants, plant products, or seeds (such as the pong pong seed)
Plants, plant products, or seeds that do not comply with importation requirements
Shipping and Labeling Requirements
Each shipment of plants, plant products, or seeds must have: (1) the name and address of the shipper or owner; (2) the name of the person to whom the shipment is being sent; (3) the name of the country, state, or territory where the contents were grown; and (4) a statement of the contents. State and local governments may have additional requirements for both interstate and intrastate shipment and labeling of certain plants, plant products, and seeds.

Importation Requirements
All plants, plant products, and seeds that are imported from outside of the United States must meet all importation requirements, including all phytosanitary certificate and USDA import permit requirements.

Additional Useful Information
USDA’s Plant Protection and Quarantine program
Federal and state noxious weed lists
National Plant Board (provides information on state plant regulations)
Lacey Act
Important information for international sellers
California Seed Law (includes, among other things, a requirement for authorization to sell seeds in California)
Last Updated: 10/12/2018

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