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Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by hopswiller, Aug 2, 2013.

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  1. hopswiller

    hopswiller Jul 17, 2011 Australia

    hey guys ive heard plenty about the risks of trading with USA due to their import laws but has anyone had any issues ordering in beers from foreign countries?

    ie: restrictions, taxes etc
  2. Lukie

    Lukie Jun 16, 2007 Australia

    Coming into Australia is fine. If customs want to charge you excise they can, but usually won't.

    Sending beer to the US is technically illegal.
  3. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    As Lukie said.
    Your bigger issue is that it is not financially viable as shops in the US use fed ex or UPS to ship and it makes Post look reasonable.
    Expect $300 for 12 beers just for the shipping cost. Breweries will not send as more afraid of any legal issues that may happen.
    There are euro dealers that you can buy from but even then this cost on shipping is not fun either.
    Beer cellar NZ is a good option but the stuff they get from the US is largely grey and really over priced.
    Shipping is well priced though.
  4. eric5bellies

    eric5bellies Jun 9, 2006 Australia

    You are better off trying to trade with US BA's to get what you want. You won't find any liquor outlets in the U.S. willing to send here. Europe is a different story but shipping is pricey. Take care when labelling your goods if shipping to the U.S.
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