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Date: 11 Sep 2006 12:19:18
From:
Subject: Brasil Help - please
I was asked by one of my customers if I could send coffee, I assumed
roasted, to Brasil. I have never sent coffee to SA -(kind of like
coals to Newcastle:).) So I first asked my Postmaster and he said
Brasil had a reliable enough postal system. Then I looked up the
various prohibitions on the Post Office web site and one is only
"prohibited from sending coffee seeds or shrubs" to Brasil, so roasted
would be okay.

Then I read: "Import licenses are required for many kinds of goods
and senders should ascertain from the addressee before mailing that
the necessary documents are held." That is so vague and I do not know
enough about Brasil to know if that is the same (astronomical) "import
duty" that makes it prohibitively expensive to send roasted or green
to Australia or New Zealand. (I think of that duty as "protect one's
crop" insurance <g >.)

Thanks in advance for any information on what that statement might
include.

aloha,
Cea

--smithfarms.com
farmers of pure kona
roast beans to kona to email




 
Date: 11 Sep 2006 22:42:56
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Brasil Help - please
On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 12:19:18 -1000, beans@smithfarms.com wrote:

>Then I read: "Import licenses are required for many kinds of goods
>and senders should ascertain from the addressee before mailing that
>the necessary documents are held." That is so vague and I do not know
>enough about Brasil to know if that is the same (astronomical) "import
>duty" that makes it prohibitively expensive to send roasted or green
>to Australia or New Zealand. (I think of that duty as "protect one's
>crop" insurance <g>.)
>

that is something your customer needs to sort out for you. the
recipient in brazil would need to secure the necessary documentation
(if any) before their shipment would be allowed past customs. failure
to obtain required documentation could result in unpleasantries for
the recipient.



  
Date: 12 Sep 2006 11:51:49
From: Brent
Subject: Re: Brasil Help - please
Cea,

Sending coffee to NZ is OK if it is roasted.

As long as it is declared, green in small quantities goes through as well I
understand (although I did get a bill for MAF inspection (bio security) of
$80 odd dollars from memory.

That sample got destroyed.

Brent

> >Then I read: "Import licenses are required for many kinds of goods
> >and senders should ascertain from the addressee before mailing that
> >the necessary documents are held." That is so vague and I do not know
> >enough about Brasil to know if that is the same (astronomical) "import
> >duty" that makes it prohibitively expensive to send roasted or green
> >to Australia or New Zealand. (I think of that duty as "protect one's
> >crop" insurance <g>.)
> >
>
> that is something your customer needs to sort out for you. the
> recipient in brazil would need to secure the necessary documentation
> (if any) before their shipment would be allowed past customs. failure
> to obtain required documentation could result in unpleasantries for
> the recipient.
>




   
Date: 11 Sep 2006 15:18:06
From:
Subject: Re: Brasil Help - please
On Tue, 12 Sep 2006 11:51:49 +1200, "Brent" <me@privacy.net > wrote:

>Cea,
>
>Sending coffee to NZ is OK if it is roasted.
>
>As long as it is declared, green in small quantities goes through as
well I
>understand (although I did get a bill for MAF inspection (bio
security) of
>$80 odd dollars from memory.
>

Yes Brent, it was green that I was sending to NZ once and the person
was asked to pay that horrible duty which was more than the value of
that 3 pounds of green, and she was distressed and I felt bad and I'll
never do that again. I understand about protecting crops:) from pests
too.

However, we in Hawaii are so LAME that we allow an enormous
importation of green although it all is supposed to be fumigated with
methyl bromide. That green is used mainly by Royal Kona/Hawaii Coffee
Company and Lion Coffee to make lots of mediocre coffee but also, much
of that green goes into a lot of Kona Blend of 10% real Kona and 90%
odd junk- never identified.

I believe we are the only coffee growing region that welcomes green
onto our shores. Some of those pests would wipe out Kona so quickly,
if they got to Kona. FYI Hawaii is the most isolated piece of earth--
furthest from any other land so that helps us from getting pests.

aloha,
Cea
--smithfarms.com
farmers of pure kona
roast beans to kona to email


    
Date: 12 Sep 2006 14:55:48
From: Brent
Subject: Re: Brasil Help - please
Hi Cea,

Somewhere I think you have my contact details - if you have to send more
over this way let me know.

Brent

>>Cea,
>>
>>Sending coffee to NZ is OK if it is roasted.
>>
>>As long as it is declared, green in small quantities goes through as
> well I
>>understand (although I did get a bill for MAF inspection (bio
> security) of
>>$80 odd dollars from memory.
>>
>
> Yes Brent, it was green that I was sending to NZ once and the person
> was asked to pay that horrible duty which was more than the value of
> that 3 pounds of green, and she was distressed and I felt bad and I'll
> never do that again. I understand about protecting crops:) from pests
> too.
>
> However, we in Hawaii are so LAME that we allow an enormous
> importation of green although it all is supposed to be fumigated with
> methyl bromide. That green is used mainly by Royal Kona/Hawaii Coffee
> Company and Lion Coffee to make lots of mediocre coffee but also, much
> of that green goes into a lot of Kona Blend of 10% real Kona and 90%
> odd junk- never identified.
>
> I believe we are the only coffee growing region that welcomes green
> onto our shores. Some of those pests would wipe out Kona so quickly,
> if they got to Kona. FYI Hawaii is the most isolated piece of earth--
> furthest from any other land so that helps us from getting pests.
>
> aloha,
> Cea
> --smithfarms.com
> farmers of pure kona
> roast beans to kona to email




  
Date: 11 Sep 2006 13:19:11
From:
Subject: Re: Brasil Help - please
On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 22:42:56 GMT, Barry Jarrett
<barry@rileys-coffee.com > wrote:

>On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 12:19:18 -1000, beans@smithfarms.com wrote:
>
> >Then I read: "Import licenses are required for many kinds of goods
> >and senders should ascertain from the addressee before mailing that
> >the necessary documents are held."
>
>that is something your customer needs to sort out for you. the
>recipient in brazil would need to secure the necessary documentation
>(if any) before their shipment would be allowed past customs. failure
>to obtain required documentation could result in unpleasantries for
>the recipient.

Thanks Barry. My customer lives in the US but wants to send it to a
friend in Brasil as a gift. It would blow the surprise of the gift
but.. hmmm.... when I fill out the customs for other countries, I do
tell what it is on that customs form, so I guess there are no secrets
between senders and recipients of gifts in foreign countries;~).

aloha,
Cea
--smithfarms.com
farmers of pure kona
roast beans to kona to email