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Why can I not send Chilli to the UK?

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by Kevin, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Well, here's a weird one.... I am getting ready to send a 'care package' to somebody in the UK of perishable food items and wanted to check with UPS first to see if there were any restrictions. I doubted there was since I've received perishable items from the UK before but have not shipped them to the UK yet (non-perishable items I ship about once a year or so).

    With that in mind I found the UPS page for US=>UK regulations for restricted commodities.

    http://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegsPr...=GB&cat=002&PrintRegulations=PrintRegulations

    It is the usual stuff until I noticed this section.....
    Wait, what?! :o_O: I had no intention of sending Chilli to the UK but, now after reading that, I sort of do. :coffee:
     
  2. Azhria Lilu

    Azhria Lilu Rocket Ranger

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    I make a mean chilli :D
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    I'll have to swap recipes with you one day. My family has a few different versions we make with varying opinions on what constitutes "chilli".
     
  4. Mirelly

    Mirelly Mouthy Cow

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  5. Jetshroom

    Jetshroom Rocket Ranger

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    Banned and restricted goods could be restricted for any of dozens of reasons. In the case of fruits and vegetables it's usually to keep out potential parasites and insects.
     

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