Originally Posted by janette
I am interested in purchasing rhizomes, sending to Okinawa....anyone have a contact? Or Sources?
The only sources I know of inside the country are person to person trading, and even then it seems pretty slim as this thread has got little discussion so far on domestic rhizomes. As stated in earlier posts if you are trying to send from overseas somewhere then the best bet would be to call up a few rhizome distributors and see if they can do the paperwork required for international orders.
This makes me wonder, do international customs plant inspections/regulations apply to USA APO addresses if shipped from a mainland US address? Would a plant rhizome only require documentation if it crosses from a military compound into Japanese territory? I don't have the answer for that question and I don't have any contacts in US military to ask.
*Edit-* I posted the question to the Okinwawa brewing enthusiasts group on Facebook and got the response that customs regulations do apply. That means whether you send to a US military address or a Japanese address on Okinawa you will need to have the plant health certification done. A distributor that says they ship international will most likely know best what to do.