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#1 tanabutler

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 06:34 PM

The Canadian swain is returning home today, and I want to send him with some foodstuffs.

Can I send Meyer lemons? What is forbidden? I tried Googling but I am sick and my brain is broken.

#2 persimmon

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 08:20 PM

This might answer some of your questions http://canadaonline....a/canadae.shtml
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#3 tanabutler

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 08:45 PM

Thanks, that helped 100%.

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 10:20 PM

One of the few things I am ever asked about at the border (going to the US from Canada, as a Canuck) is citrus fruit. Even during the worst of the Mad Cow debacle, the nice folks at US Customs seemed more worried about me potentially smuggling in fruit... I don't think Canadian customs has ever asked me about bringing BACK fruit, but they sure want to know about liquor and tobacco products.

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 12:30 AM

they sure want to know about liquor and tobacco products.


Isn't nice to know you can bring back 20 KG of animal fat or suet though? :lol:

#6 tanabutler

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 03:28 AM

The report is that the Canadian customs agents are on top of everything. A particularly diligent agent opened the box I'd sent (cutting the packing tape) and dissecting one of the enclosed SECRET WORDS in front of the bearer, just to make sure I hadn't stuffed them all full of drugs. (BWAH HA HA, I only put drugs in half of them.)

Today's lesson: do not entrust packages to a 19-year-old messenger. Even if his tattoo is covered, his sunglasses and black leather jacket are not.

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 03:30 AM

Drugs can get through from Canada....easily.
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Posted 01 February 2005 - 04:43 AM

The report is that the Canadian customs agents are on top of everything. A particularly diligent agent opened the box I'd sent (cutting the packing tape) and dissecting one of the enclosed SECRET WORDS in front of the bearer, just to make sure I hadn't stuffed them all full of drugs. (BWAH HA HA, I only put drugs in half of them.)

In Quebec they only seem to care about alcohol. The SAQ probably pays their salaries.

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 07:17 AM

Isn't nice to know you can bring back 20 KG of animal fat or suet though? :(

Coming home on my last US road trip I maxed out the measly $20/person dairy allotment with high fat % butter. Why doesn't butter count as animal fat?? Oregon has some great artisanal dairy products.