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Re: Paying customs duties at airport

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:29 pm
by papageno
susiedillon wrote:We just came through SCL a week ago with 7 kilos of roasted coffee beans in sealed retail packaging, as we do every year. Always declare them on the form. No problems so far. I suspect the key is that the beans are roasted - same issue with nuts, they must be roasted - incinerates any possible bichos hitch-hikers! Mind you this time the SAG and aduana were on strike and simply sat in their chairs and asked the odd question to the incoming passengers passing by the scanners.
Great, thanks, good to know! Any idea what a pound (or perhaps 1/2 kilo) of Starbucks Espresso roast goes for in Santiago? Up here it's $13U.S./lb.

Re: Paying customs duties at airport

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:53 am
by rasmataz
I was just in the States this summer and brought ground coffee from Trader Joes as well as whole coffe beans with no problem. They did however confiscate my ground red chile pepper flakes because they had seeds.