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No it is not legal to import foreign specie of plant or animals from one continentn to another. At least no without prior authorization.

We have enough examples of invasive species of plants causing ecological damage to the local fauna and flora. During the early stages of colonization it was common practice to bring seeds from home. Now we see the results. Sometimes it is benign but just as often it has proven a disaster. for one damaging example look at the kudzu vine. Zebra mussels in the aqautic world and Milfoil plants also.

A friend in Canada is involved with a university supervised program of resurreecting a specie of sheep that is almost extinct by raising sheep (using artificial insemination) from England but this is a carefully monitored program.

The Heirloom seed group may have information on what may be acceptable seed importation.