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Re: [Killietalk] Killietalk Digest, Vol 56, Issue 44
> Message: 4> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 10:26:27 -0700> From: Brian Watters <bwatters at shaw_ca>> Subject: Re: [Killietalk] known shipper? I hate the US government> To: killifish discussion list <killietalk at aka_org>> > Matt,> > This "known shipper" matter is not new. It was instituted by the US soon> after 9/11. I used to make frequent shipments of killies by air freight to> the US from Regina, Saskatchewan, where I lived up until about 3 years ago.> Suddenly one day, soon after 9/11, I was confronted with this problem.> Fortunately, because I shipped killies relatively frequently and the people> at the Air Canada cargo office knew me well, I was able to get around that> quite easily and, from then on, I was regarded as a "frequent shipper".> > All these new regulations make it very difficult to move fish by air> freight, by mail, and even by road if one is crossing a border. Shipping> eggs is still not as much of a problem although, strictly, the Canadian> postal service is not !
supposed to accept them, being live materials. I also> find that mailing eggs to the UK and Europe is much less risky than sending> them to the US, where the package is likely to be opened.> ___________________________>
Yah; trouble is, it really puts a crimp in the 'box swap' thing that we like to do with other clubs. Plus, the lack of the ability to be able to do a 'one day' shipment (airport-airport) makes it very difficult to ship except in the warm time of year. Not so much an issue with killies, but i've shipped chiclets this way in the past, not anymore.
Ahh well just more overregulation in our daily lives, and a chance for business to increase profits. God bless the US of A.
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