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Taking Bulbs Home From A Trip To Holland

USDA Dutch Certificate of Inspection Plant Protection Service Sample Tulipa

When you buy flower bulbs in Holland, you may need to ensure that they have been approved to be taken back to your home country.

If the bulbs will stay within the European community, then nothing extra is needed.  Bulbs being exported to countries outside of the EU, however, will have a few requirements.  For example, prior to being exported to the USA or Canada, bulbs must be thoroughly cleaned, freed of any soil, and inspected. If deemed acceptable, they will receive an official certification.

Should you find yourself purchasing bulbs in the Netherlands to take back to the United States, be sure that they are certified and approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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