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 Post subject: Australia
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:45 am 
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Why does Australia customs hold packages for weeks at a time before they release them?

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 Post subject: Re: Australia
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:32 am 

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Location: Hunter Valley , Australia
Mark, probabaly somebody thinks "let me check this package!" and goes home without touching it . Next day that person pulls "sickie" (not turning up for work) Two days later he tells his subordinate to check it but since they all are on a break it stays another day . Fourth day somebody makes the executive decision to check it and send it but it is 3.45 pm and the day is almost over , so " No worries " mentality kicks in . Next day despite the all good intentions of the customs it is another random public holiday and you have the wait for the weekend...

Welcome to the Australian Standard Time... I have to book in week advance for an $220 oil change.. :x

Mert Tansu
 Post subject: Re: Australia
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:12 pm 

Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:29 am
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Location: Philippines
happens here all the time though.

 Post subject: Re: Australia
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:17 pm 

Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:05 pm
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Weird. I order stuff from India and Russia all the time and it passes US customs ASAP. Like, it only takes one week to get it to passImage

 Post subject: Re: Australia
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:57 am 

Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:03 pm
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Got my knife in 8 days - I live in Australia

I think it might be because it is a knife and our customs scrutinize anything that could possibly be considered a "weapon". We have very strict laws regarding this. :roll:
Maybe a clear description stating this could help things along.

I get knives from Germany with a description of "cutting tool" or "Kitchen Cutlery" all true descriptions of what it is. Just stating that it is a "knife" begs customs to investigate further and to make sure it complies with regulations and thus prolonging time at customs to clear.

I would imagine that "Japanese style kitchen knife" would also be good, considering your range of knives.


 Post subject: Re: Australia
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:56 am 

Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:45 pm
Posts: 6
Also because of the handle , the Australian boarder is very annoying with wood....

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