Importing Hippeastrum to Mexico advice

Darren Sage
Sun, 28 Aug 2005 13:51:37 PDT
Many thanks Jim


>From: "J.E. Shields" <>
>Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>Subject: Re: [pbs] Importing Hippeastrum to Mexico advice
>Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 11:31:17 -0500
>I only know how it works here in the U.S.A.    If the parcels come by the
>postal service, they are handed back to the USPS by the Customs inspectors
>and go on their merry way to me.  If they come by airfrieght, I have to use
>a customs brokerage firm to see them through customs and inspections, and
>then to forward them on to me.
>You might look for a respectable customs broker who operates at the Mexican
>port of entry  through which you expect plants or bulbs to be shipped to
>you.  Airfreight shipment and customs brokers are the best way to handle
>large batches of bulbs or plants, but they are definitely more expensive
>than air parcel post.
>I've no idea what you'll run into in Mexico, but I suspect you need to find
>someone there who already knows the ropes.  This says "Customs Broker" to
>me; and trying to do things on the cheap sounds like a recipe for disaster,
>But, as I said, I know nothing about how things work in Mexico!
>Jim Shields
>in central Indiana (USA)
>At 03:38 PM 8/26/2005 +0000, you wrote:
> >Thank you.
> >
> >So once you have all the paperwork, will the authorities contact you on
> >arrival of the package?  Do you then go to the port and show the necesary
> >paperwork for collection?
> >
> >Kind regards
> >
> >Darren
>Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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