Bringing in wine by land?

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Bringing in wine by land?

Post by ExpatBob » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:00 pm

Maybe this is better moved to the travel topic? I dunno...
My question for folks: Does anyone know what the limit is for how much wine you can bring into Chile when entering by road?

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Post by Donnybrook » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:42 pm

"…. 2.500 centímetros cúbicos de bebidas alcohólicas." no matter where you enter the country. If you are coming in through a land border you can usually bring in a reasonable amount as long as it doesn't look like you plan to sell it.

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Post by ExpatBob » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:14 am

Ahh, so that's like 3 bottles. Not much but better than nothing :)

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Post by admin » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:21 am

you can bring more just be ready to pay the tax. a lot of people say in the patagonia will buy in argentina fairly large amoumts and pass through chilean customs without being charged.
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Post by ryanar » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:08 am

I've crossed into Chile by land with at least a dozen bottles of wine/alcohol on (I think) 4 occasions. Twice at Paso de San Francisco (into Copiapo), once at San Pedro de Atacama and once at Arica-Tacna. The only place where I had any trouble was at San Pedro and because I begged stupidity at forgetting about the limits and promised that everything was for personal consumption, they let me off with a scolding and a "don't do it again". I did have around 2 dozen bottles from memory, so the telling off was certainly justified. I did say that I'd happily pay the relevant taxes, but that seemed too hard for them to bother with.

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Post by nwdiver » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:51 pm

2-3 cases 2 people in the car coming back from Mendoza, I tell them, they have always waved me through, worst case pay taxes should they want me to stop.
It's all about the wine.

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