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Re: 1 Mo. to Canada!
Pierre Pelletier wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> I would like to put a flat on this,don't generalize with this,
> may be it's an exception to the rule.I know it's tricky to send eggs to
> Canada but we are not in Africa.I received eggs from Bob Meyer on August
> 18,he mailed them on 11,as you can see that took 7 days on the calendar.we
> have enough trouble to make business with killifan in U.S.A. don't
> complicate the things.I'm sure you are sincere but you're credible and some
> peoples could take it like cash and apply this for everybody in Canada.
> Kinds regards,
One good way to avoid the problem is to discourage uneducated customs clerks
from ever thinking it *is* dirt. Clearly mark the bag "Live Fish Eggs in
Sterile Sphagnum Peat -- open only in proper conditions." Don't tell them
what the conditions are. Just indirectly let them know that brown stuff has
no dirt in it, so don't hunt for phyloxera o/e.
[It's not really a lie. You *did* boil the peat at some point, didn't you?
It *was* sterile!]
It has worked for me sending eggs to several continents and a couple of
My biggest disasters were when someone went around my methods/suggestions
and tried to slip something past the border guards. The *least* problem was
usually dead eggs. Don't do it.
That said, you folks in Canada may need to start petitioning your government
representatives. These incidents are *not* what the laws are aimed at, but
the bosses can't stop such "Junior G-Man" abuses if they don't know about
them. 99% of it is a very *tiny* bit of education. The customs inspection
process in Canada often *is* a pain, Pierre, but probably only you guys can
PS. Writing "Happy Birthday, Pierre" on the package has sometimes been known
to move it right along. ;-)
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