Jump to content


Photo

what do you guys think?


  • Please log in to reply
30 replies to this topic

#26
Cintax

Cintax

    Canadian Reefer

  • Members
  • 900 posts
  • Joined 05 Jul 2011
  • Ontario, Canada

John you should also get the appropriate licenses to ship to Canada. We are so neglected up here! :(

#27
Lawnman

Lawnman

    Gena for TOTM!

  • Members
  • 16,262 posts
  • Joined 27 May 2009
  • Indianapolis

John, you should think about coming on my Nano Reef Youtube show and talk about snails and your counting skills. Would be hilarious. Here's a link to the first show.



#28
boxboy

boxboy

    Nano Reefer

  • Banned by Moderators
  • 1,465 posts
  • Joined 17 Oct 2011

John you should also get the appropriate licenses to ship to Canada. We are so neglected up here! :(


+1. Please

#29
johnmaloney

johnmaloney

    Nano Reefer

  • Sponsor
  • 7,248 posts
  • Joined 23 Nov 2007
I have the licenses. The issue is, to export them you need to pay:

fish and wildlife inspection fee $186 per shipment now I think it went up in January
customs paperwork - filled out in person - 1 hour + $6
vet health certificate - $50 - $250
Shipping with a min. size - $200 and up
plus 10 hours of labor, 6 of it in driving back and forth from Miami and 4 in paperwork. That is really ideal time too.

That is on our side, your side has the same licenses and similar paperwork requirements for a timely release. We have tried twice, on both occasions the importer failed to do the paperwork on their side, and the package lingered for days before finally being released and delivered way, way later.

The good news is 80% of Canadians live within 100 miles of a US hold for pickup facility. Long drive, but much less time than all the paperwork involved. Make it a group buy and it may make sense to hop the border for a package. Going back through they are exempted from a bunch of hassles b/c they are personal pets, (and Canada doesn't regulate any species we carry). A lot of customers do that, and after a normal routine customs declaration they are back in Canada without trouble.

edit - my grammar and spelling are horrible, I am not sure how you have put up with it for this long. :)

Edited by johnmaloney, 10 March 2012 - 08:12 AM.


#30
Cintax

Cintax

    Canadian Reefer

  • Members
  • 900 posts
  • Joined 05 Jul 2011
  • Ontario, Canada
Dang, that's a lot of work! And pretty expensive too. Alright well I do understand better now. :/

#31
johnmaloney

johnmaloney

    Nano Reefer

  • Sponsor
  • 7,248 posts
  • Joined 23 Nov 2007
the funniest thing is this is for all "unregulated" species both for import and export. lol...