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Re: [Killietalk] Shipping overseas
I have been considering doing the same thing, but not for australe. I believe it is possible but very expensive and time consuming. There are a couple of people on list who used to have import/export permits but I don't know if they still partake in that sort of personal torture.
I think it is more advisable to ask if anyone knows if the fish can be found closer and arrange for shipment from there rather than here. It may cost more than just postage, but it should be cheaper than the export process. From what I understand there is a fairly large killifish community in Europe.
Drummond HowardGaithersburg, Maryland> From: david at zebrafish_org> To: killietalk at aka_org> Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 11:10:51 -0800> Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Shipping overseas> > Hi Pablo> > Your unfriendly post office must take the package if it is in compliance> with DMM CO 22.3.3. I've been shipping goldfish every weekend. If you> follow the rules, they have to also.> > It is time consuming to legally ship Zebrafish to the EU and is getting more> so every week. Germany and the UK are the worst.> > If you have them check the part of the book that lists prohibited items> listed for each country you may or may not find fish specifically listed but> where it becomes illegal is that the fish must go through a designated port> of entry that has vet inspections, health certificates etc.> > Their laws are very similar to our laws and it is essentially illegal to> ship to Europe or the US for that mater via the post.> > Happy suggling.> > Best Fishes> David > > > -----Original Message-----> From: killietalk-bounces at aka_org [mailto:killietalk-bounces at aka_org] On> Behalf Of Pablo Robles> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 10:29 AM> To: killifish discussion list> Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Shipping overseas> > Thank you so much for the insight Monty. > > I'll check if the "cold blooded animals" section of the USPS rules make > any distinction between domestic and international shipments. If not, > I'll take the chance. First I'll have to find a fish friendly PO... I > have to lie whenever I try to send fish to the continental USA. > Curiously the same clerks don't say a word when I get a box of fish with > LIVE FISH written all over it.> > Pablo> Ponce, Puerto Rico> > lehmann at jlab_org wrote:> > Hi Pablo,> >> > I shipped to a number of countries in 2006 including> > Poland without losses of any kind. I made shipping> > reports on killietalk that you can look up and read> > if you like.> >> > However, last summer the US post office was not> > allowing shipments of anything alive to anywhere> > in Europe. I tried and had one box returned and> > others refused. Check with the Post Office before> > you try to ship to see if this has changed, as they> > open many boxes now and if you lie on the customs> > form (mandatory for overseas shipments) you will be> > in deep trouble.> >> > If they now allow it, use global priority mail.> > Takes from 4 to 8 days to get to where it is going.> > If the killies are properly prepared, this is not> > a problem. I sent a box of fish to Malaysia in> > 2006 that several people told me the fish would arrive> > dead because of the heat and time in transit (9 days).> > However they all arrived in good shape!> >> > Be aware also that it is not cheap to send anything> > overseas. Your cost will be from $25 to $40 and up> > depending on weight. If you know approximately how> > much you box would weigh, go to the USPS website> > and use the postage calculator to estimate what> > the postage will be to the country in question.> >> > If you are still interested, I will tell you how> > to properly condition and pack your fish for the trip.> >> > Best Regards,> > '> > Monty Lehmann> >> >> > Has anyone had experience sending killifish from USA> > to Europe by mail?> > I will try to ship some australe fry when the weather> > gets> > better... will appreciate some advice.> >> > Thanks,> >> > Pablo> >> > Join the AKA at http://www.aka.org/aka/modules/content/index.php?id=9.> > Archives are at http://fins.actwin.com/killietalk/> > Modify your subscription at> http://www.actwin.com/mailman/listinfo.cgi/killietalk> >> > > > Join the AKA at http://www.aka.org/aka/modules/content/index.php?id=9.> Archives are at http://fins.actwin.com/killietalk/> Modify your subscription at> http://www.actwin.com/mailman/listinfo.cgi/killietalk> > Join the AKA at http://www.aka.org/aka/modules/content/index.php?id=9.> Archives are at http://fins.actwin.com/killietalk/> Modify your subscription at http://www.actwin.com/mailman/listinfo.cgi/killietalk
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