The release states:
Importation of Hemp Seed from Canada
“ Hemp seeds can be imported into the United States from Canada if accompanied by either: 1) a phytosanitary certification from Canada’s national plant protection organization to confirm the origin of the seed and confirm that no plant pests are detected or two) a Federal Seed Evaluation Certificate (SAC, PPQ Kind 925) for hemp seeds grown in Canada.”
Importation of Hemp Seed from Nations other than Canada
“ Hemp seeds may well be imported into the United States from nations other than Canada if accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate from the exporting country’s national plant protection organization to confirm the origin of the seed and confirm that no plant pests are detected.
Hemp seed shipments may well be inspected upon arrival at the initial port of entry by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to make certain USDA regulations are met, such as certification and freedom from plant pests.”
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USDA Clarifies That Farmers Can Import Hemp Seeds From Other Nations