Aus Customs dramas?

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HeatnSmoke
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Aus Customs dramas?

Post by HeatnSmoke » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:05 pm

I'm arranging for my brother to bring back me some smoking pellets and dry rub from the USA.

Is it right to assume he'll have no dramas at customs? Or will the Border Force brigade put him on TV for bringing in 'dangerous' wood and food substances? LoL.


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Re: Aus Customs dramas?

Post by titch » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:19 pm

Commercially packaged products should not be a problem.
make sure all products have a information sheet or label on them letting Customs know what is in them.
be a bit careful with the rub, make sure nothing in them is not allowed.
most important is ,declare them.
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Re: Aus Customs dramas?

Post by HeatnSmoke » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:48 am

Cheers Titch 8)

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Aus Customs dramas?

Post by Pesto3 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:13 am

Haha my brother is coming over in July with a suitcase full of sauces and rubs. I can't wait. He is a competition shooter, at the last comp he put a call out to all his mates asking local rubs. He said he ended up with loads.


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Re: Aus Customs dramas?

Post by Burnt offerings » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:42 pm

The wood pellets could be a problem as they are not "sealed"and I don't mean seals in a bag.
Anything with any sawdust is normally a no-no to bring into Australia.
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Re: Aus Customs dramas?

Post by Davo » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:21 am

Just make sure you declare everything you're bringing back over because if they've detected it and you haven't declared it....then you could be the next Border security TV star.
I think Pellets may be ok because no insect will survive the heat they go into as part of the binding process but that doesn't mean they might not sneak in there after they cool down before packaging. Solid wood chunks may harbour minute insects or eggs, they will probably need to be fumigated.

I reckon our people in the Customs and quarantine departments do a sterling job keeping out alien bugs into our country.

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PS> Pack your own suitcases....even family members can sneak in stuff you're not aware of....just sayin' :wink:
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Aus Customs dramas?

Post by yakabot » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:07 pm

I saw a bloke getting arrested a few days ago and that Aussie cop show, Highway Patrol, was there filming it. So if you do end up on border patrol, let us know. Would love to point at the telly and tell the family, "I knew him". (Yes, past tense)
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Post by Dupain » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:37 pm

Davo wrote:Just make sure you declare everything you're bringing back over because if they've detected it and you haven't declared it....then you could be the next Border security TV star.
I think Pellets may be ok because no insect will survive the heat they go into as part of the binding process but that doesn't mean they might not sneak in there after they cool down before packaging. Solid wood chunks may harbour minute insects or eggs, they will probably need to be fumigated.

I reckon our people in the Customs and quarantine departments do a sterling job keeping out alien bugs into our country.

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PS> Pack your own suitcases....even family members can sneak in stuff you're not aware of....just sayin' :wink:
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Post by Davo » Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:50 am

Hehe...I BBQed Pistol & Boo tonight and had hotdogs.....they won't be on the plane anymore :mrgreen:
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Re: Aus Customs dramas?

Post by Dupain » Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:16 am

ha ha Davo.

Hard trouble with Japan customs. Ordered a Iwatani portable gas grill. Customs sent it back thinking it had the gas butane canister in the box.


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