flying into Italy - customs/importing nuts and vodka limits - help... ?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Sep 27, 2012 10:28 PM Last Post By: sfgirl42
Sep 27, 2012 11:04 AM
flying into Italy - customs/importing nuts and vodka limits - help... ?my mom is flying from Ukraine into Italy
and I am asking her to bring me dry nuts (walnut, chestnuts, hazelnuts ...) - where can I find out what is the legal amount of import that is possible into Italy?
and vodka - how many liters or so can my mom bring with her into Italy?
thank you ...
Sep 27, 2012 11:12 AM
As far as I'm aware, Duty Free limits apply between UA and I.
Regarding the nuts, I dunno - but I've taken packets of fruit out of Ukraine and into The UK without incident.
Sep 27, 2012 11:45 AM
nuts don't seem to be a problem...
Sep 27, 2012 11:50 AM
Sep 27, 2012 8:21 PM
Sep 27, 2012 10:28 PM
5The USA has similar limits, but they're state by state. Technically I could bring home from France 2 L wine. I did that the first trip. Then I saw someone with an entire case on a wheeled luggage carrier (fold up kind). There after I brought a minimum of 6 bottles...I did declare them on the customs/USDA paperwork (I don't know what would be comparable for Italy) but I just declared 1 lot and the total value for all of them.
They did examine my luggage one time (USDA-agriculture) and totally ignored the many bottles.
I have seen some people who tried to bring in meat products, fruits & vegetables from countries where imports of anything fresh is prohibited (they tried to hide them) and the more the people tried to make it seem that it wasn't a 'big deal' the more angry the Ag inspectors became. The problem is the pests that could be brought in that could decimate agricultural crops in California (serious problem, potentially).
I don't think they're going to worry about wine or vodka. About all they'd do would be to seize what was above the stated limit. Observe all the regulations (esp no meat or fish) and cross your fingers. I know we're not supposed to advise anyone to break a law, so I'm not advising you to break a law. Just talking about my own experiences. Still have some of the bottles of wine (Corbieres, Fitou and LaClape (Languedoc)...ageing nicely.
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