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#81863 - 03/06/04 05:45 PM Bringing Amer. beef thru BZ customs  
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egcntrk Offline
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Has Amer. beef importation been banned by Belize? We butcher our own & would like to bring a few steaks & hamburger with us. If we try & get caught, what are the penalties? eek

#81864 - 03/07/04 12:50 AM Re: Bringing Amer. beef thru BZ customs  
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ckocian Offline
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If we try & get caught, what are the penalties?

Penalties include a Belize Customs Officer having a good meal and not you laugh laugh

Before mad cows (and even before grouchy ones) you were allowed to bring in USDA inspected meat for personal consumption. Had to apply for a permit first from agriculture authorities in Belize and pick up and pay for it at the Quarantine Officer's office at the airport.

This link is to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries that has contact info on it.

#81865 - 03/07/04 04:09 AM Re: Bringing Amer. beef thru BZ customs  
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jade garden, imported beef

#81866 - 03/07/04 10:10 AM Re: Bringing Amer. beef thru BZ customs  
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Suggest that one's experience of Belize might be more fulfilling (and thoroughly yummy)if one experiences Belize as it is.

#81867 - 03/07/04 12:10 PM Re: Bringing Amer. beef thru BZ customs  
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Diane, belize IS yummy, but the brama beef is not worth buying, unless you like to suck your steak....Yes, bringing goods in causes a false economy, but if you want good meat, you gotta.
Having said that, we found a pretty good piece of meat at the Stained Glass Pub. This is just my view.

#81868 - 03/07/04 12:21 PM Re: Bringing Amer. beef thru BZ customs  
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The best US steaks are at Caribe Island and Blue Water Grill. cool

#81869 - 03/07/04 01:51 PM Re: Bringing Amer. beef thru BZ customs  
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Just have them cry-o-vac'ed, freeze 'em, pack 'em inside your luggage in a collapsible cooler and throw them in the 'fridge when you arrive. Like you, I enjoy a nice grilled beef and fish dinner on the beach while I'm there.

I seriously doubt bringing one or two partial meals' worth of food with you will have a damaging affect on the Belizean econonomy.

Come on, people.

* I Go Pogo *
#81870 - 03/07/04 11:32 PM Re: Bringing Amer. beef thru BZ customs  
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Barbara K Offline
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Someone serves Argentinian Beef - don't remember who at the moment buit will check.

#81871 - 03/08/04 12:54 AM Re: Bringing Amer. beef thru BZ customs  
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The fish served on Ambergris Caye is rather wonderful........the local food is quite good......isn't that's what travelling is all about?

#81872 - 03/08/04 12:52 PM Re: Bringing Amer. beef thru BZ customs  
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Jack and Rose Offline
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Leave your American beef at home & enjoy all the
great local food. The seafood is the best I have
ever had & I've had it all over the world. I just got back from SP last night & would give anything to have a blackend Red Snapper for lunch today. They do great things with all the seafood. Every day I would go the pier in front of Aqua Marina
Suites where we stayed and watch the fisherman clean & fillet their catch & you knew it would be
on the restaurant tables that night. Doesn't get any fresher than that. You can get some great pork
dishes. If you are on the beach in town around
4:00 or so look for a woman who sells her homemade
"cheviche". Her name is China,pronounced Cheena.It
is to die for.She provides a spoon and tortilla chips to go with it.

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