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RCIR shipment in limbo

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:12 pm
by Barbeerian
Greetings,

I have a shipment of 12 Rcir's from the UK sitting in Louisville KY. I can only assume it is being held by customs. It has been there for over a week. UPS can tell me nothing... Has anyone else had to deal with this?

Thanks in Advance,

Jon Pulicicchio (Barbeerian)

Re: RCIR shipment in limbo

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:47 pm
by SNiiP3R
What exactly does it say?
If you see anywhere "inbound into customs" then it's time to pray.
If not, then chances are it's just a holiday delay, which may take up to 2 weeks for them to get to your parcel and process it.

Re: RCIR shipment in limbo

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:54 pm
by BTemple
I had a package sit at the USPS hub in Chicago for 3 whole weeks around this time last year. It did arrive eventually and in perfect shape.

Re: RCIR shipment in limbo

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:19 pm
by MSSGMIKE
Same here, had one from Estonia sit in customs for a week, even though it said processed through ics New York. Luckily I have a friend who works for usps and can help me with the hang ups.

Re: RCIR shipment in limbo

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:06 pm
by Barbeerian
Well, thanks for the messages of encouragement. But as of yesterday the Customs Dept of agriculture has denied entry into the US. Not much reason given..... what I did find out was that French RCIR "meat items" unless it comes with a 'certification' (what ever that means) are not allowed into the US.

Re: RCIR shipment in limbo

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:12 pm
by Barbeerian
SNiiP3R wrote:What exactly does it say?
If you see anywhere "inbound into customs" then it's time to pray.
If not, then chances are it's just a holiday delay, which may take up to 2 weeks for them to get to your parcel and process it.



It said on UPS's tracking site: '"held in warehouse". Nothing more..... The agent said it was being help by Dept of Agriculture for two weeks. On the last day they denied entry and UPS sent an email to the shipper to pay for return or abandon parcel.

Re: RCIR shipment in limbo

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:15 pm
by Barbeerian
Barbeerian wrote:
SNiiP3R wrote:What exactly does it say?
If you see anywhere "inbound into customs" then it's time to pray.
If not, then chances are it's just a holiday delay, which may take up to 2 weeks for them to get to your parcel and process it.



It said on UPS's tracking site: '"held in warehouse". Nothing more..... The agent said it was being help by Dept of Agriculture for two weeks. On the last day they denied entry and UPS sent an email to the shipper to pay for return or abandon parcel. It had already passed port of entry customs in NY. But was when it hit the customs port of entry customs in Louisville KY that's were is stopped.

Re: RCIR shipment in limbo

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:16 pm
by Barbeerian
Barbeerian wrote:
Barbeerian wrote:
SNiiP3R wrote:What exactly does it say?
If you see anywhere "inbound into customs" then it's time to pray.
If not, then chances are it's just a holiday delay, which may take up to 2 weeks for them to get to your parcel and process it.



It said on UPS's tracking site: '"held in warehouse". Nothing more..... The agent said it was being help by Dept of Agriculture for two weeks. On the last day they denied entry and UPS sent an email to the shipper to pay for return or abandon parcel. It had already passed port of entry customs in NY. But it was when it hit the customs port of entry in Louisville KY that's were is stopped.

Re: RCIR shipment in limbo

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:55 am
by Barbeerian
Well after contacting the US Customs Dept of Agriculture arm. They basically said ANY item containing meat or meat byproduct (which would be most MRE entree's etc.) will be denied entry into the United states. These are the same rules used by the Food and Drug arm as well. Well...... That sucks. So much for emergency prep and MRE collection hobby. :evil: :evil: :evil:

Re: RCIR shipment in limbo

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:07 am
by wats6831
Barbeerian wrote:Well after contacting the US Customs Dept of Agriculture arm. They basically said ANY item containing meat or meat byproduct (which would be most MRE entree's etc.) will be denied entry into the United states. These are the same rules used by the Food and Drug arm as well. Well...... That sucks. So much for emergency prep and MRE collection hobby. :evil: :evil: :evil:


Hi John! Unfortunately that happens frequently. It's a terrible feeling, a huge waste, and a stupid regulation. The EU food laws are much more strict than FDA food regulations. Until there is some sort of international reciprocity for other nations that meet or exceed our own food laws, or a blanket approval of NATO rations..this will continue to happen.