This phytosanitary certificate, issued by the US Department of Agriculture, is required when shipping certain species of seed to certain countries (international), along with other paperwork which varies by country. The cost of the phytosanitary cert and all other required paperwork is included in the single fee. This certificate is never required if shipping to a destination inside the U.S.A or Canada. Please review our international shipping information page to see if you need a federal phyto cert with your order. Please note: that obtaining a phytosanitary certificate can take up to 4 weeks, though often not as long. Your order will not ship until we receive the phyto from the applicable regulatory agencies.