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Offline Didi77

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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2007, 08:59:52 am »
Hi dance. I can not think that there will be a problem with used shells. I also have some art I want to take with and when I asked by sending a photo they had no problem with the spent 9mm rounds but they got very excited about the tree seeds... :-\
there is no way I may take any plant material.



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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
« Reply #46 on: July 01, 2007, 12:46:35 pm »
anything related to nature, you'll have a problem even herbal medicine that you buy over the counter is out. Unless you apply to the minister of agriculture and foresty or some one like that,

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« Reply #46 on: July 01, 2007, 12:46:35 pm »

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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2007, 08:07:49 am »
You can take them with, but will need to declare them so that MAF can inspect. They may require that they be fumigated, etc.

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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
« Reply #48 on: July 02, 2007, 04:17:31 pm »
so it is out for my much needed daily medicine ... no witblitz .... and the doc don't want to prescribe it either ...

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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
« Reply #49 on: July 08, 2007, 10:57:13 am »
Ok HOTNEWS ... Make a list of every thing you're taking exept for your clothes ... Give this list to customs declerations in SA. take your laptop with, it is the only item they realy want to see.

Where ever you go and they ask have ou got foodstuff or liquids I showed them even the 2 beechies I had in my pocket .

At Auckland  I once again declared everything to the last little cable for the pc .. I only had to fill in forms for the money cause it exceeded $10000. for the rest they let me go. I saw people who's bags were torn apart and everything taken out and packed out on the floor.

That is bad ...

At Auckland the kids were also very tired and the youngest just lay on the floor and fell asleep. So if you have kids keep them awake till customs in Auckland  :2funny:

It's just less nonsense if ou realy have nothing to hide

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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
« Reply #50 on: July 08, 2007, 11:09:36 am »
That's a good tip Johan O0


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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
« Reply #51 on: July 09, 2007, 08:25:28 am »
will do thanks Johan  O0

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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2007, 04:18:44 pm »
Hi guys we just finished with Magna and we will get the quote tomorrow.
I have been reading through some of the literature they left with us and heres a bit on guns:

"Handguns and automatic weapons are strictly prohibited while sporting rifles and shotguns are usually permitted, subject to their barrel length.  A South African Export permit is required prior to shipment, and all firearms are detained until an Import permit and an owners Firearm License is obtained"

In another part of the booklet they have this:

Most shipping lines  do not accept firearms in containers.  this even applies to air rifles. The majority of countries whilst usually accepting rifles, will not allow entry to handguns.  Export Permits SAP312 and Import permits are required.  Due to the problems shipping firearms, we suggest that these are not shipped.  we have purposefully  not licensed our premises for storing firearms as we feel that the premises are not then a target for any unlawful elements looking for guns in South Africa.



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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
« Reply #53 on: December 17, 2007, 04:18:32 pm »
I have a soda stream machine. The 1l screw in type

Take it?? Do you guys have bottles in NZ?



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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
« Reply #54 on: December 22, 2007, 12:20:53 pm »
I'm still running my herb shop & nursery this side at the moment, but have made peace with the fact that I'll have to do a big clearance sale before we go as I cannot take any of my herbal goodies with (processed, dried or live) - unless I go through one hell of a schlep trying to get it all validated and inspected and it might end up costing me way more than it is worth. I was wondering about my pure essential oils though....anyone any ideas?
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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
« Reply #55 on: December 24, 2007, 09:00:30 am »
Minette I took my essential oils with in the container.  I put all the bottles in a tupperware container in case they leaked. No problems.



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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
« Reply #56 on: December 24, 2007, 09:28:23 am »
Will do that then, thanks MJ!
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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
« Reply #57 on: March 13, 2008, 10:38:29 pm »
Does anybody know if I am able to take my tubes of oil paint, and other art goodies, i.e., brushes, palet knives, canvas, etc?



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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2008, 08:58:55 am »
What about down duvets and pillows?  Will they cause a problem?

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Re: Customs Info - what you can and cannot ship
« Reply #59 on: March 14, 2008, 11:15:01 am »
Does anybody know if I am able to take my tubes of oil paint, and other art goodies, i.e., brushes, palet knives, canvas, etc?
I dont know about canvas, but we had paint, lots of art goodies and brushes and no-one asked or said anything.

What about down duvets and pillows?  Will they cause a problem?
Didn't have a problem with the down duvet either