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Country with the most strict customs

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by fitzbydna, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. fitzbydna

    fitzbydna Newbie

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    Which country iyo has the strictest customs?
     
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    infoasian Supreme Member

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    My guess would be North Korea, but in my personal experience it is Holland and Russia.
     
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    I've seen on ebay a lot of sellers from different countries (especially Hong Kong and China) never ship to Italy because of problems with shipping. So my guess would be Italy?
     
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    Costa Rica. You can't import a perfume or any beauty product without special permit. Can't import a vitamin, even if it isn't available in the country. You absolutely can't import:

    Any flammable, corrosive or explosive item
    Ammunitions and fire arms
    Any item with alcohol listed as its first ingredient
    Wet-cell batteries
    Cleaning solutions
    Poisons
    Fireworks
    Pressure containers
    Gas
    Matches
    Tear gas or pepper spray
    Gas powered tools
    Lighters
    Perishables
    Used tires
    Psychotropic substances, precursors and controlled substances
    Natural products and vitamins
    Tattoo machines
    Airbags
    Coal
    Used Shoes
    Used Underwear

    there is another list with special permit products which includes almost everything but consumer electronics and clothes.
    Also, import tax is somewhere between 15-60%.
     
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    kumbhak11 Newbie

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    I cannot name that country which has the Strictest customs because it is stricted to even NAME it. :)
     
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    infocraze Junior Member

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    I think it would be difficult to name a particular country as each country has their own restrictions on certain items. Some countries wouldn't allow you to import or export electronics, others may put restrictions on other lines.
     
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    fitzbydna Newbie

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    all great feedback. Thanks guys
     
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    Globalization Regular Member

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    Hows the UK customs in you guys opinion, I hear its hard to ship stuff from China (do to the replicas) there
     
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    KSA customs suxxxx!

    Anyone traveling into KSA, esp from India will understand what it means to get into Riyadh. It's terrible. I have traveled and worked in at least 5 countries, and KSA customs is realtime pita... Sorry, people there apart from (all) authorities are great btw.
     
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    I hear and read the same. I'm in the US and I hear a lot about the UK customs being pretty strict. The US is no easy task either.
     
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    Russia is a real problem when I ship. Sometimes it takes even 25 days for package to arrive from EU to russia
     
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    In terms of strictness, it is probably North Korea, but they are strict in everything. In poorer countries goods can take awhile to clear, but for 1st world countries, I would say Norway has the strictest. They even waste time opening up letters, which IMHO is way overkill.