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Old 03-01-2008, 05:31 PM   #1
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I've recently been told by a canadian hops dealer that they have had problems shipping hops over to the US. Something about the FDA and a $75 fee they charge for 'certification'. Has anybody ever shipped hops over the border? My other thought is that I take a trip up there and bring them back with me, but I'm wondering if I'd just run into the same problem. Any experiences?

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ah had thought about this as well, Im 20min from the border and I have heard that hops are cheaper in Canadia Land

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I haven't sent hops south or bought them from the south, but the online HBS ship will ship them across the border I believe. I'm thinking that those FDA rules are for moving large quantities across the border. I know that if you're going to ship anything with seeds in it you're in for a world of hurt, but a couple of pounds shouldn't be a problem. I used to order pipe tobacco by the pound from a place in Grand Forks North Dakota and it was a non-issue.

I'd just go ahead and order from the supplier. They would be more aware of any problems than you.

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