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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelea View Post
    Mato, why is khasiana an issue?, I get they are threatened in the wild, but they are not native to AU, and dime a dozen, loads of growers have them.
    N. rajah and N. khasiana are the only two species in the genus with a CITES Appendix I designation, which means international trade is essentially forbidden without extensive paperwork and permits.

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    One last question. Lets say I order more than 1000 dollars worth of plants (I only want to do one import and pay for the fees once.) The circular says that I have to make a formal entry if that were the case but the CBP site says that a formal entry is 2500 dollars or more. I know for a fact I will not go over 2500 but I could go slightly over 1000 depending on the specimens they release and if I get some of them. After calling the number listed on the circular and getting no where with any of them, does anyone know which is the correct amount? I would really like to avoid having to hire a customs broker and accrue those fees.

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    After doing some reading

    • Formal - Commercial goods valued over $2,000. IMPORTANT!: $2,000 NON invoice value, but Customs value. Must have a bond.
    • Informal - (1) Commercial goods under $2,000; (2) Any noncommercial goods regardless of value. (3) U.S. goods return valued under $10,000. No bond required.


    non-commercial goods are like personal effects or household goods.

    However, commercial goods under $2500 can qualify as informal. Customs and Border Patrol can at their discretion declare any shipment as needing a Formal Declaration. Customs value is determined by classification under the Harmonized Tariff Schedules.

    Actual duty amount cannot be determined until the shipment has been processed by Customs.
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