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#360161 - 12/05/09 12:39 AM Bringing beef into Belize question
Bwana Offline
Hi all!

I am flying in for my 4th visit with my wife in Feb. When I was there last year, I ran into a couple of guys that own a fishing/dive shop that want to trade some Montana steaks for some fishing trips.

The problem is, I have no idea if it's legal to bring in beef or not. Does anyone know if this is ok and are there any special steps that need to be taken?



#360211 - 12/05/09 03:19 AM Re: Bringing beef into Belize question [Re: Bwana]
dabunk Offline
You used to be allowed but rules changed. Not allowed now.

#360245 - 12/05/09 03:42 PM Re: Bringing beef into Belize question [Re: dabunk]
Katie Valk Offline
Contact BAHA for a permit to import 20 lbs. or less
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#360387 - 12/06/09 06:58 PM Re: Bringing beef into Belize question [Re: Katie Valk]
Bwana Offline
Many thanks! I just sent out a few emails to the BAHA for clarification.

#360617 - 12/08/09 03:55 PM Re: Bringing beef into Belize question [Re: Bwana]
Neil D Offline
Hey Greg:
We are going down to Ambergris Caye for our first visit in Feb. That's a good idea about taking some beef steaks down. Post what you find out about the regulations re: beef import, as we have a ranch here in Canada as well, maybe trade some beef for lobster, or have a steak / lobster feast.. who knows maybe we'll go fishin together....

Lookin forward to the trip to AC as it's -34 C here in Saskatchewan this morning, Not sure what that is in F, but there is definately frost on the pumpkins..


#360648 - 12/08/09 07:58 PM Re: Bringing beef into Belize question [Re: Neil D]
TravelinMan1 Offline
Tell them that you only eat kocher food and that is why you bring it with you. Keep a few extra steaks to payoff hungry Customs people or bring a pair of size 10.5 Nikes in the box. either way you should be okay. Oh and you can always say that you have a transplant organ in the cooler.

When you live here it is nice to have a USDA or Canadian beef steak every so often but come on what you can't live without for a week or two?

#360652 - 12/08/09 08:52 PM Re: Bringing beef into Belize question [Re: TravelinMan1]
legendsburger Offline
The best way is to get a permit in the city for your next trip, so when you come back you already have everything you need
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#360685 - 12/09/09 01:34 AM Re: Bringing beef into Belize question [Re: legendsburger]
Bwana Offline
I shot out emails to 4 different people at the BAHA and didn't get anything back. frown

Neil: I'll let you know, when/if I hear something back. What dates are you going to be down there?

Does anyone know someone at the BAHA? I had a feeling this would take sometime, which is why I'm starting early.

I guess if I have to 10.5 Nike shoes it is, or I go invest in a hat and start telling wild west stories when I fly in. wink

Edited by Bwana (12/09/09 02:02 AM)

#360717 - 12/09/09 07:38 AM Re: Bringing beef into Belize question [Re: Bwana]
Neil D Offline
We're getting into Belize Feb 10th , but I think it is a couple days later before we get to AC. Then on AC for about a week.

#360718 - 12/09/09 08:24 AM Re: Bringing beef into Belize question [Re: Neil D]
seashell Offline
Neil, how do you plan on keeping that beef in good condition before you get to AC? Would you be packing it in a cooler?

I've never taken down any beef, but with no cooler, I've taken down cheddar cheese and packaged meats (long ago). Starting frozen, I could keep it cold just about long enough to make it to AC and then quickly into the fridge.
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