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Q: meat exporting ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: meat exporting
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: taterboy-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 24 Sep 2002 19:04 PDT
Expires: 24 Oct 2002 19:04 PDT
Question ID: 68700
I wish to send Bacon purchased here in the U.S. overseas to friends in
Germany.  What do are the steps I need perform to do this?

Request for Question Clarification by nauster-ga on 24 Sep 2002 19:30 PDT
Are you talking about sending some store-bought bacon to some friends
for their personal use? Or are you talking about exporting bacon for
sale in Germany?
Subject: Re: meat exporting
Answered By: nauster-ga on 24 Sep 2002 20:53 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
With mad-cow disease and other meat-borne viruses, most countries
don't want people sending meat in from other countries.

According to the US Postal Service's website, the recipient in Germany
must have an import license in order to receive meat or meat products:

Even if you overcame this obstacle, and found a shipper who was
willing to ship a perishable good (they aren't, in general), the cost
of sending a package big enough to hold a few packs of bacon, some dry
ice to keep it cold, and the insulated container to keep it all in
would run about $120.

I was also unable to find any premium meat company who was willing to
ship bacon into Europe. The closest I came was finding out that Ohama
Steaks will ship certain "EU Certified Beef" products to Europe:

Sorry, but the deck seems stacked against you in your plan to send
bacon to your friends. I know that's not what you wanted to hear, and
I wish I could have found a better answer for you.

taterboy-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thorough answer and worth the money.

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