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Date: 20 Jul 2007 19:36:36
From: danny
Subject: how does one go about importing coffee to the US?
Hi if anyone has information on importing coffee to the US would you
please let me know, I'm wanting to import a few different kinds of
coffee from South America.





 
Date: 24 Jul 2007 00:12:08
From: Brent
Subject: Re: how does one go about importing coffee to the US?
partner up with one of the smaller brokers already trading out of mexico -
or get hold of oaxca charlie...

> Hi if anyone has information on importing coffee to the US would you
> please let me know, I'm wanting to import a few different kinds of
> coffee from South America.
>




 
Date: 21 Jul 2007 00:26:46
From: Ross Wentworth
Subject: Re: how does one go about importing coffee to the US?
danny wrote:
> Hi if anyone has information on importing coffee to the US would you
> please let me know, I'm wanting to import a few different kinds of
> coffee from South America.

If you want small quantities (e.g. just a few pounds) it probably
wouldn't be worth the incredible hassle unless there is already
something in place from the supplier. For example, I get my Jamaican
Blue Mountain espresso roast shipped directly from Mavis Bank in Jamaica
because they have an Amazon store front for placing orders.

--
Ogre
Meet at Starbucks? Why do you hate me so much?


 
Date: 20 Jul 2007 21:13:47
From: Joe
Subject: Re: how does one go about importing coffee to the US?
On Jul 20, 2:36 pm, danny <dannygam...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Hi if anyone has information on importing coffee to the US would you
> please let me know, I'm wanting to import a few different kinds of
> coffee from South America.

Ok Danny:

For Mexico

Find a broker, get a quote, contact customs, FDA, Homeland security,
Mexican customs, port authority's, and in my case arrange special
customs service due to not being able to load in a container port,
security needed... as to not be mistaken for a smuggler..after all the
drug lords are chopping off heads in Vera Cruz. Fly in, sample coffee,
get transport to the dock, make sure you have a passport, Mexican
liability insurance, ect..ect.ect. Make sure the FDA, and homeland
security know when the cargo is going to arrive (24 hour notice
required) pass inspection with no sailor beans, sweepings, molded,
ect..ect ..ect or they will be impounded. Bill of laiden, manifest,
bill of sales, bank transfers, currency exchange, grease a few
palms.....ect..ect..ect..

Then if you are setting up a roasting operation deal with FDA, Health
Dept, Fire Marshall, EPA, commerical liability insurance, equipment,
ect..ect..ect...and ect..ect...

Then if you are not importing via container bend over and get ready
to jump through 400 more hoops and you might have half a chance....not
sure yet.

Besides all that..... it's a breeze..

Captain Joe Butcher
SV RedCloud





 
Date: 20 Jul 2007 21:37:52
From: Erik Groomer
Subject: Re: how does one go about importing coffee to the US?
On Jul 20, 12:36 pm, danny <dannygam...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Hi if anyone has information on importing coffee to the US would you
> please let me know, I'm wanting to import a few different kinds of
> coffee from South America.

I've gotta say, I am wondering the same. Found a really nice Mexican
last year and don't really know how to do it. Don't really want to
give it up to any of the big broker/importers.



  
Date: 20 Jul 2007 23:26:42
From: Russell Patterson
Subject: Re: how does one go about importing coffee to the US?
On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 21:37:52 -0000, Erik Groomer
<ViridianCoffee@gmail.com > wrote:

>On Jul 20, 12:36 pm, danny <dannygam...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi if anyone has information on importing coffee to the US would you
>> please let me know, I'm wanting to import a few different kinds of
>> coffee from South America.
>
>I've gotta say, I am wondering the same. Found a really nice Mexican
>last year and don't really know how to do it. Don't really want to
>give it up to any of the big broker/importers.

Now that is funny. You found a Mexican and you don't know how to get
something into the country!