Jump to content

Plant/Seed Trading Within the EU

Recommended Posts

I've only sent plants abroad once before. At the post office I was asked if the parcel included seeds (it didn't, just plants) as, according to the person serving me, there was some sort of restriction on sending seeds to the (EU) country they were going to. I checked online before and even more thoroughly afterwards and couldn't find any sort of restriction, so presumably this was misread from whatever list the post office had. 

I was just wondering if anyone had some definitive answers on this/a list I can look up and present if I am questioned in future. As far as I am aware, plants and seeds can move around the EU freely (maybe excepting certain high-risk plants/plants with an important CITES classification). 

Edited by AKR
Link to comment
Share on other sites

As Nigel says,you can send them in the EU, the post office just don't want to,so say you can't.

simple answer is lie through your back teeth,tell them its a t shirt or stuff you sold on e-bay,door knobs,anything but plants

much less hassle.


  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

A lot of the refusal of the post office to accept plants for postage is down to people claiming compensation in the past for "dead" plants,so now the knee jerk reaction is not to accept them at all,       as before just lie!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...