Mail items containing tobacco seeds or live tobacco plants must be
accompanied by a written permit issued by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (see 139.22).
A charge of $0.95 will be made for each permit presented by the sender and
for each package when a single permit covers more than one package.
Postage stamps to cover the charge should be affixed to the permit and
canceled by the postmark of the office of mailing.
563.1 Marking by Sender
The sender must mark the wrapper of the package "TOBACCO SEED AND
PLANT EXPORT PERMIT NUMBER."
The permit is to be presented by the sender at the time of mailing. It will be
postmarked and signed by the accepting Postal Service employee. The
permit will be retained by the Post Office facility and forwarded to:
AGRICULTURE MARKETING SERVICE
US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
14TH ST AND INDEPENDENCE AVE SW
WASHINGTON DC 20250-0001