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« on: April 22, 2009 09:49:22 AM »

Has anyone ever had any issues with quarantine shipping *into* the US? I'm Australian (currently living in the UK though), so I know all too well how anal err, strict, quarantine can be-- and I had a sudden fear this morning that something I was planning to ship to my swap partner might not make it through!

Specifically- has anyone tried shipping loose rice (or, rice used as a filling in a crafted item, rather than hundreds of individual grains!) into the US? I asked an American colleague, who didn't think it would be a problem, but I'd love to know whether anyone's had any problems (or any other problems with US quarantine, not just rice!).
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009 08:19:19 PM »

I don't know the answer to your question, but a few years ago, we weren't allowed to bring in rice from Canada in any way at all.

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009 11:54:51 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009 05:46:52 AM »

Maybe you could send it unstuffed with instructions for your partner on how to finish it off?
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2009 12:57:36 PM »

Maybe you could send it unstuffed with instructions for your partner on how to finish it off?

That's what I went with in the end, so I guess we might never know Smiley Hopefully she doesn't mind adding the rice herself!
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2009 06:38:59 PM »

I would suggest checking out the shipping method... there are certain items you are not able to ship. I deal with this on a daily basis. (working in a shipping dept.) http://www.fedex.com/us/freight/rulestariff/prohibited_articles.html,
http://www.fedex.com/us/intltools/freight/europe/europe_prohibited.html?link=4 Just an example of some of the prohibited items. I haven't seen rice as a prohibited item, but I know that we cannot ship Viagra to Germany. LOL it made me giggle when I saw that.
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