Some people are apparently using Amazon to send thousands of seeds to recipients that didn’t order them in the U.S. This is more concerning than it sounds, and has prompted a stern response from Amazon: No more seeds from foreign sellers.
According to a weekend report in the Wall Street Journal, Amazon has informed foreign seed sellers that beginning Sept. 3, it would no longer allow the import of plant or seed products into the U.S. The company also proceeded to update its public rules and specify that the importing seeds into the U.S. was prohibited. In that same vein, Amazon also stated that it would not allow the sale of seeds within the U.S. by non-U.S. residents.
“Moving forward, we are only permitting the sale of seeds by sellers who are based in the U.S.,” an Amazon spokesperson told the Journal in a statement.
Additionally, in an email to foreign seed sellers read by the Journal, Amazon purportedly stated that its new policy was “part of …