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#121773 - 05/01/06 02:02 PM Another customs question
ssboston Offline
We're very excited about visting AC for the first time later this month. I would like to bring back (to the States) a plant as a gift for a birthday party on the day we return. Does anyone know how I can bring plants through customs, or if it's even allowed? I've seen shops that sell plants prepackaged with customs seals ready to go. Thanks!

#121774 - 05/01/06 04:13 PM Re: Another customs question
JZB Offline
You would need to check with US Customs on that one. Generally you are not allowed to bring plants, fruit, veggies, that sort of thing over. It may be more trouble than its worth.

#121775 - 05/01/06 04:14 PM Re: Another customs question
JZB Offline
Also, most of the plants they sell here can be bought at home depot for 1/2 the price.

#121776 - 05/01/06 04:22 PM Re: Another customs question
ckocian Offline
You won't see that kind of shop in Belize (that sells pre-packed plants.)

Buy a Maya basket, lightweight, hand made and legal.

#121777 - 05/02/06 05:32 PM Re: Another customs question
spl Offline
definately no plants, my best friend works at customs and it is definately not allowed. sorry.

#121778 - 05/02/06 09:26 PM Re: Another customs question
You can get some lovely hardwood items here - maybe one of those?

#121779 - 05/03/06 02:47 AM Re: Another customs question
lacysisland Offline
At one store last 8/05 I saw the most amazing woodwork. I think they are located on Middle Street. The most intricate pieces of different colors of hardwood put together in a piece of artwork. Stunning..A very nice and authenic gift for the offering..

#121780 - 05/03/06 10:34 AM Re: Another customs question
margarita Offline
Last I knew, absolutely No Agricultural products were allowed into the USA. This incudes seeds. My brother had forgotten some pepita seeds were in his pack, and they were confiscated & he was searched by US Customs.

Lots of shells, jewelry, woodworking & pottery items to choose from, maybe a decorative container for a plant would suffice for your gift.
Belize it!

#121781 - 05/04/06 01:57 PM Re: Another customs question
LaraTravelBelize Offline

the store is graniels dreamland. they are amazing, and so reasonably priced. they are on the ocean side of middle street
Romantic Travel Belize

#121782 - 05/04/06 03:21 PM Re: Another customs question
lacysisland Offline
Thanks Lara! I could'nt remember their name, but I will bring something back from there when we return this summer. Beautiful pieces and very well priced.

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