the truth about shipping eggs overseas

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AHappychick, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I am not looking to start a fight or get into trouble, but I was wondering if anyone knows what the real laws are on shipping eggs, or is it different with each country? I ask cause I sold eggs at an auction only to find out that the buyer is in Britian. When I said that I could not ship eggs overseas the buyer said I could as long as it was less than 12 eggs I believe. I am just wondering if that is true. I dont remember all the details but what he said made sence and I figured Customs would flag it if they were not allowed so I shipped them. They arrived fine with no fuss at all, I was honest in what they were on the customs form calling them designer eggs and the value so I dont think I did anything illegal. I just figured it would be good to hear what the real rules are since I think it is indeed allowed.
     
  2. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    I think there are some restrictions to it:
    Meat, meat products, and animal products including dry sausage and dried milk require import license issued by appropriate UK Agricultural Department.

    Here is a link:

    http://pe.usps.gov/text/Imm/fh_014.htm#ep3576772

    Hope this helps!! [​IMG]
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I think most countrys have open export laws but if your the one in the country receiving the goods you better know your import laws.
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    so basically we can send them but they need to know if they can receive them?
     
  5. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    BIRD eggs, poultry and parrot and others are subject to more than the food/meat import regulations. Many countries simply ban them. The exporter and the importer have to each KNOW for certain their own country's laws and conditions of import.

    Senders may have testing they're required to meet. But recievers may have to have testing and quarantine/separation from normal production, and fees that must be met.

    Either exporter or importer can end up with huge tremendous and ugly fines and even penalties if an importation does not go through proper channels and meet all criteria.

    The best advice is pretty straight forward - ASK CUSTOMS, food and health departments, in both countries, GET documentation of requirements, always POSSESS multiple copies of testing done, fees paid (and who to), and the regulations themselves to offer to ANY confused, idiotic or problematic individual who tries to, or wants to get involved.

    And if it's illegal, don't try.
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    You also have to have an export form from our side from the USDA. It is a VS 17-6 and it requires veterinary inspection of your farm. The costs are $42.00 for certification from your State, the farm call and whatever your vet charges to fill out the form. Mine charges $65.00.
     

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