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Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:45 am

Why does Australia customs hold packages for weeks at a time before they release them?

Re: Australia

Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:32 am

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

Re: Australia

Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:12 pm

happens here all the time though.

Re: Australia

Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:17 pm

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

Re: Australia

Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:57 am

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.


Re: Australia

Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:56 am

Also because of the handle , the Australian boarder is very annoying with wood....
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