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Much better mileage as far as success if you drive across the border.

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Most of the time the border guards are ok but you might get that one guy that's the most difficult of all lol. I ve gone across tons of times with an 90% average of getting through. But when they say no that hurts the pocket book. That's happened to me a few times where the tuff Canadian guard wanted to flex lol , I had to try to drive around and find a fish store to take them. Another time it was too late stores were closed so they went in the garbage.. That sucked.
I even got a permit for brining fish in and certain canadian guards like being asses and wouldn't except my import permit..lol
I just fly them across now cost a little more but I hate the stress from our Canadian side. It use to be a fun thing jumping across the border grabbing my fish, I really liked it but a few incidents made change the way I get them now.
Hope that helps, what are you planning on bringin in?
 

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By the way airport to airport shipping is the best way to it... FedEx ,ups overnights is risky especially now it's getting colder
And the boxes do get damaged more on FedEx ,ups. This from me doing this over 15yrs
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I am bring some saltwater fish. I am just not happy with the quality of the fish that we get it from some of the pet stores. If anyone want some thing, I could pick it up for you. I have the list. They have chevon tang, goldflake angelfish, rhomboid golden fairy wrasse, mystery wrasse, etc.
 

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they can take a long time checking paperwork.

if you have the time and correct paperwork not a problem but be prepaired if the agent is not familiar and send you in for further interigation/ivestigation/intimidation<G> well thats what it seems like.

Much of this can be avoided buy checking with Customs on your way down or before purchase
 

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Yeah there's always uncertainty when it comes to clearing customs. Even clearing it at the airport is hit and miss depending on if you get an agent that's done it before. With a ground crossing, it's a complete crap shoot. Most of the times they don't even want to see your paperwork as they don't want to deal with the hassle. Just be prepared.

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I've done it a few times, just be prepared with more paperwork than you think you need. Some times, they just collect your duty and you're on your way, the last time at YVR, they went through each document with a fine tooth comb - I never realized I could hold my breath that long....
 
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