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souvenirs How much can come back to the States?

Boise
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souvenirs How much can come back to the States?

I'm heading to Paris for the first time and I'm wondering how much you can bring back to the States with you in your suitcase. Also are there specific items you cannot bring back like liquor or certain foods?

thank you

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nashville
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1. Re: souvenirs How much can come back to the States?

you cannot carry on liquor -- you can take a bottle in your suitcase or even a case or more in checked luggage (you may have to pay duty if you bring more than a bottle, but often they don't bother with it)

you cannot carry back fresh vegetable or meat products or soft cheeses. you can bring back things that are canned and I think hard cheeses although these are not worth bothering with IMHO -- it would be nice to be able to bring in unpastuerized soft cheeses though

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2. Re: souvenirs How much can come back to the States?

you CAN carry on duty free liquor if you are landing at your final port (you won't be able to carry it on a connecting flight after you go through customs)

it is hardly worth buying awkward stuff to schlep in duty free since it is the same stuff you can get at home

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3. Re: souvenirs How much can come back to the States?

Go to the US Customs web site to get specific info. Here is the link for the help page.

https:/…

the big blue marble
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4. Re: souvenirs How much can come back to the States?

Airlines will often have weight limits for checked in baggage, as well.

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5. Re: souvenirs How much can come back to the States?

The biggest problem with bringing wine back with you is some of it just doesn't travel well. If it doesn't, you'll have dragged all that weight all the way to Idaho, and you'll end up with something that doesn't taste anything like you remember and if you're really unlucky, it will be undrinkable.

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