Bringing herbal seeds to USA

tinaina

Active Member
#1
I am going out of country (USA)and I want to buy some spices and some herbal seeds from the county I am visiting. Middle Eastern herbal seeds for home remedies.
Will be they allowed to bring in USA and would I have problem in airport for bringing them?
for spices, dry herbals and herbal seeds?
These seeds are for eating not agriculture.
Should I check the part that is asking if I am bringing agriculture plants? I was googling and saw I have to respond to these questionore at the airport.
Is there any place(website) to see what items are ok to bring to USA?
 
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1AurCitizen

Registered Users (C)
#2
Seeds are generally prohibited and not allowed into the US as far as I know. Herbal products and spices are easily available at Middle Eastern or Indo-Pak stores and bazaars in the US. Or probably on Amazon.

https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/agricultural-items
"..Many agriculture products are prohibited entry into the United States from certain countries because they may carry plant pests and foreign animal diseases. All agriculture items must be declared and are subject to inspection by a CBP Agriculture Specialist at ports of entry to ensure they are free of plant pests and foreign animal diseases. Prohibited or restricted items may include meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, seeds, soil and products made from animal or plant materials.."
 
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