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JFenwick
08-07-2009, 07:41
Does anyone have experience sending samples from the US to Canada?

I use plastic 60cl bottles, so there would be nothing to show up on X-Ray. I also generally label it as a wedding/birthday gift on the outside of the package when shipping overseas.

Are there any special considerations for Canada, or should I just package one up and ship? I would hate to lose 60cl of a high dollar bottle without anyone (other than the inspectors) getting to try it.

ThomasH
08-07-2009, 08:40
It is a good idea to put bottles in ziplock bags to contain any possible leakage!

Thomas

tommyboy38
08-07-2009, 09:07
Just curious why an x-ray can't see a plastic bottle? I'd guess that they could see it.

spun_cookie
08-07-2009, 10:48
I ship all my water samples, perfume, and olive oil with 50ml bottles and marked as appropriate.

JFenwick
08-07-2009, 10:50
Not that it won't show, but that the opacity of the shadow would be faint and not indcate any metal items.

With a fairly strong beam, thin plastic hardly even makes a shadow.

Molecular density is the primary factor in shadow opacity. The caps tend to show pretty well even when plastic.

I am not sure how much it matters, but I kinda suspect that with the volume being scanned, the trip % recognition is probably set pretty high.

fishnbowljoe
08-07-2009, 12:07
I ship all my water samples, perfume, and olive oil with 50ml bottles and marked as appropriate.

Ditto. Labeled, in 50 ml bottles, inside a small ziploc bag, like Thomas stated. Don't know about shipping to Canada though. Joe

TNbourbon
08-07-2009, 15:11
Probably ought not be discussing it here, in any case, since it wouldn't even be legal for a licensed retailer to ship non-factory-sealed liquor. So, for the record anyway, IT'S NOT LEGAL however you do it.
(Yes, I know -- I'm a spoil-sport. I'd also like to keep the SB.com 'nameplate' out of trouble.)

PAspirit1
08-07-2009, 15:27
I ship all my water samples, perfume, and olive oil with 50ml bottles and marked as appropriate.

Eau De Pappy 15?

Bourbon Geek
08-07-2009, 15:32
Probably ought not be discussing it here, in any case, since it wouldn't even be legal for a licensed retailer to ship non-factory-sealed liquor. So, for the record anyway, IT'S NOT LEGAL however you do it.

Amen to that ... When I need to get samples across the border, I use one of two legal means ... If I can carry it across, I do ... in sizes and amounts that are below the legal threshold ... and I declare it as I cross the border. If I cannot carry it across, I have someone with a legal export license ship it to someone with a legal import license ... again, all declared and legal.

smokinjoe
08-07-2009, 16:05
Probably ought not be discussing it here, in any case, since it wouldn't even be legal for a licensed retailer to ship non-factory-sealed liquor. So, for the record anyway, IT'S NOT LEGAL however you do it.
(Yes, I know -- I'm a spoil-sport. I'd also like to keep the SB.com 'nameplate' out of trouble.)

Did I miss something? I thought we were talking water, perfume, and olive oil. Who said anything about liquor?
That being the case, it probably should have been posted in the Off Topic section.

silverfish
08-08-2009, 07:02
USPS Restricted Matter - Intoxicating Liquors
http://pe.usps.gov/text/pub52/pub52c4_005.htm#ep290063

Fed Ex Dangerous Goods policy
http://www.fedex.com/us/quick_help/sm_shiphelp.html#specServpolicy:

UPS Hazardous Materials Service Definition
http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/ship/hazardous/service_definition.html?WT.svl=SubNav

DHL Dangerous Goods policy
http://www.dhl.com/publish/g0/en/information/shipping/danger_goods.high.html

JFenwick
08-08-2009, 18:23
That is true. I mostly send aromatic extracts for perfume design.