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#410959 - 07/01/11 01:24 AM Bringing in food?  
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I was wondering if you can bring in frozen meat to ambergris? We are coming from austin tx usa. Does anyone know if you can and how much it costs?
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#410980 - 07/01/11 12:06 PM Re: Bringing in food? [Re: Erin...]  
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No you can not bring meats in...

#410993 - 07/01/11 04:29 PM Re: Bringing in food? [Re: Erin...]  
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You can too, it must have a USDA lable and you must declare it. I know, been there.


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#410995 - 07/01/11 04:59 PM Re: Bringing in food? [Re: Erin...]  
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Without a permit? Not in my experience.

#410996 - 07/01/11 05:02 PM Re: Bringing in food? [Re: Erin...]  
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In short things like this are never set in stone and depend on the day and who you see and you could esily have it taken. Why bother with the additional aggrovation.

#411000 - 07/01/11 05:24 PM Re: Bringing in food? [Re: Erin...]  
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get a permit. then get it wrapped by the meat company so it looks official and have em put usda stamps all over it. then put the meat into dry ice in a camping refrigerator.

bring a receipt for it also. for tax calculations. cost well, depends on the total amount of meat and who checks you thru customs! some randomness in there.

OR just buy the meat here. lots better than it used to be.


#411016 - 07/01/11 08:08 PM Re: Bringing in food? [Re: Marty]  
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True Marty. Gunter has had some amazing feedback from the "out of this world filet mignon and steak" (customers' comments, not ours"). People assume it's only USDA we're using, but we've been very happy with the local meat, and have decided that where we can, we'll use only local produce. Not worth the hassle in our opinion to try to bring in some. Surely even texans aren't that addicted to their steaks?? are they?


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#411017 - 07/01/11 08:19 PM Re: Bringing in food? [Re: Erin...]  
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Personally I prefer the flavour of the local meat although it does have more texture than the US imported stuff. I am not saying chewy just that you know you are eating meat, which again I would say is a good thing. Also Lino's brings in a lot of beef and pork from the US which you can buy - more expensive than local obviously, but a lot easier than bringing your own.


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#411030 - 07/02/11 12:37 AM Re: Bringing in food? [Re: Erin...]  
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Yup..you sure can bring meat in. I brought in 10 rib steaks frozen in a cooler, so they were thawed but cold on arrival. Before moving here I was a meat cutter at Safeway, so had some connections with pricing on packages.You must have the USDA label and expect to pay about 30 to 40% duty on value of meat. Now if you start bringing in a case or so of meat so it looks like you are going to sell it, then you are in trouble.


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#411065 - 07/02/11 05:26 PM Re: Bringing in food? [Re: Erin...]  
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Well I tried this a few years ago and had to dance pretty quick to keep my meat. I was told you had to have an Government issued import permit to bring in any meat, even for personal consumption - USDA or not. It could have changed but most likely (which is hard for those not used to Belize practice to understand) it changes on the day and on the person you deal with. As before - Why bother unless there is a specific important reason? For a weeks holiday eat local Chicken Pork or Seafood that are all great.

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