An import Permit from the Bureau of Animal Industry is required to do it legally. They require advanced notification of incoming shipment and payment of a per egg fee upon arrival. The eggs have to be quarantined (can be done at farm if approved by the BAI). They normally don't inspect though. There is a significant amount of paperwork but its a lot easier than bringing into USA. Its impossible to bring them from Asia to US but from Australia and some European countries its OK. It costs in excess of 1000 dollars to get a clutch of 24 eggs in from Europe. Thats why Greenfire Farms has such a great market. I get a harder time from the inter-island transfer than getting into the country. When I became an American Citizen, I took the oath on the day |I was flying out of the country. As you hand in the green card when you become a Citizen, I had no way to re-enter. I went from the ceremony straight to the Passport Agency in the federal building in LA and applied. I landed in Oz with my Aussie passport. My wife picked the passport up two days later and Fedexed it to me in Australia.