01-30-2011, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
I know that going into from US to Canada is a problem, is that the same as for Canada going into the US??
Shipping live fish out of the US into Canada requires a permit from the US Dept of Agriculture [not sure why, but it does]. Canadian stores receive fish from all over the world of course, so it is I guess a matter of getting the required permits. Some US places can't be bothered, others do it.
But the other issue is time. If the exporter is comitted to use a service that operates in both countries, like FedEx, this is probably easier. But if the shipment gets waylaid at the airport, the fish may all be dead before you get them. I know store owners here often pick up deliveries at the airport, and deal with customs then. I'd rather they did this than me.