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ozknitter
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Posted - 12/27/2008 :  2:47:39 PM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
When returning to Australia and you have to declare to customs anything like wood etc., does that include unspun sheep fleeces?

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maribelaprn
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Posted - 12/28/2008 :  06:33:47 AM  Show Profile Send maribelaprn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello Rose!

It's wonderful to see you back here on KR!!

As for fleece, I'd imagine you would have to declare it as it is most likely considered to be an agricultural product. Given that a fleece that has not been processed could harbour all manner of critters, I wouldn't be surprised if you would not be able to bring it into the country at all.

Mari
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Chemcats
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Posted - 12/29/2008 :  07:21:21 AM  Show Profile Send Chemcats a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Has it been scoured? Declare it as wool, cleaned or not. And pray.

What country are you leaving from? Can you have it shipped?

Meribeth
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ozknitter
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Posted - 02/21/2010 :  6:15:58 PM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The UK and the Shetland Islands.

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Wen
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Posted - 02/21/2010 :  7:06:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wen's Homepage Send Wen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Declare all food, plant and animal goods,
equipment used with animals, biological materials,
soils and sand to Quarantine on arrival. If you
donít, you could be given an on-the-spot fine or face prosecution

from http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/GuideForTravellers.pdf

Wen


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KathyR
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Posted - 02/22/2010 :  2:01:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit KathyR's Homepage Send KathyR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't know about Australia, but I believe that here in New Zealand no unprocessed wool products from Britain, and probably from everywhere else, are allowed into the country.

KathyR

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