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      Can I move food and alcohol in my shipping container?

      Hello everybody,

      Anybody who has read previous questions by me will know by now that I am bit of horder / somebody that can't let go.

      So here is another one ....

      When we are packing up our house can I pack wine or food into the container?
      Again, I know it is silly but we have some special foods which we bought on holidays and family visits around Europe and I would hate having to leave them behind.

      Does anybody know?

      Thanks,
      Christine

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      take all your spices ......tins .......wooden kids toys ect ...... just go for it pal .........ive regreted not bringing so much stuff ....
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      What kind of food items are they? It may be worth checking with customs on what is and isn't allowed. I know in Australia you can bring in your alcohol but if found they will tax you on it.
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      Where are you going to?
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      Quote Originally Posted by yummybrummy View Post
      Where are you going to?
      We are moving to Boston, MA. But I assume the regulations are the same all over the US.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Christine Shaaban View Post
      We are moving to Boston, MA. But I assume the regulations are the same all over the US.
      Good luck with your move Christine and am sure someone who has knowledge of US will pop up and advise accordingly.

      Let us know how the move goes and how you're settling in x
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      Smile Link to US Customs

      Just in case anybody else has questions I went to the US customs page and there is a page titled "Travelers bringing food into the U.S. for personal use"

      The link is https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/82/session/L3NpZC9TODFhdXVFaw%3D%3D/search/1

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      Quote Originally Posted by Christine Shaaban View Post
      Just in case anybody else has questions I went to the US customs page and there is a page titled "Travelers bringing food into the U.S. for personal use"

      The link is https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/82/session/L3NpZC9TODFhdXVFaw%3D%3D/search/1

      See, you answered it for yourself. If it's sealed in an original packagingand for personal use in a container, you'll be ok. Meat, fruit or perishables, no. Wine you''ll have paid duty on at the time you bought it and it'll be ok... providing they don't think you've got enough to float the ship that's carrying it.
      When are you actually moving, anyway?
      Last edited by guest3863; 19-09-2011 at 04:43 PM.
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      We will be moving by the end of year - assuming the papers come though next month.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Christine Shaaban View Post
      We will be moving by the end of year - assuming the papers come though next month.
      Cool, good luck with that. What type of visa are you using to come over here?
      Last edited by guest3863; 20-09-2011 at 06:55 PM.
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