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Amazon bans foreign seed sales in U.S.

Christian Fernsby |
Amazon has barred foreign sales of seeds in the United States, following unsolicited mystery packets being shipped to Americans.

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Topics: AMAZON    U.S.   

Amazon's policy on plant and seed products, which was updated on September 2, prohibits the sale of seeds imported from outside the United States or sold by non-U.S. residents. The new policy extends to both plants and plant products.

Sellers who don't comply with Amazon's policies could have actions taken against their account, which include listing cancellations, suspended or forfeited payments or being banned from selling on the site.

Amazon's new rule comes after mystery packages of seeds had been sent to households in the U.S. with postmarks from China.


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