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560 Tobacco Seeds and Tobacco Plants

561 Description

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).

562 Charges

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 How to Mail

563.1 Marking by Sender

The sender must mark the wrapper of the package "TOBACCO SEED AND PLANT EXPORT PERMIT NUMBER."

563.2 Surrender of Permit

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
TOBACCO DIVISION
US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
14TH ST AND INDEPENDENCE AVE SW
WASHINGTON DC 20250-0001

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