You DO NOT need to fill out an application for an import permit for orchid flasks or orchid plants under the Act. Regulation R1013 makes provision for this providing the following conditions of excemption:
Controlled goods exempted from permits, and requirements of exemption
Definitions of code generated for 6.
(j) "AD 8" means that the applicable certificate [your phytosanitary certificate] shall contain an additional declaration that the tissue culture or tissue culture transplants comprising the consignment concerned was obtained from mother plants that are practically free from virus and other diseases.
1. You dont need an import permit
2. You need a phytosanitary certificate for both flasks and orchid plants imported
3. You need an additional declaration on the phytosanitary certificate for flasks stating that the mother stock of the tissue culture is practically free of virus and other diseases