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Counterfeit is a fake. It's made to look like the real thing. Pirated is an unauthorized manufacture of the real thing. Contraband is a thing that is imported (or exported) illegally. This can also include things that are explicitly illegal, such as narcotics or firearms, for instance in a prison, even if they are legal to import or export (as mentioned ...


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As for a member of the Universal Postal Union, what repercussions will occur for country B? None. Are they allowed to keep stealing stuff at the sender insurer's expense? Well, country B isn't stealing stuff. Bad actors in the employe of country B are stealing stuff. This is a matter for law enforcement in country B. If country B is endemically corrupt ...


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You don't get do-overs at the border The instant they catch you, they can charge you with absolutely anything that applies. They apply the laws which apply in their country. It's easy to forget that they have multiple laws for what is basically the same thing. So even if one does not apply, another one will. If they don't get you for smuggling, they ...


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If I attempt to carry such a product into the country, but then honestly declare it at the border (I would like to declare 10 kg of marijuana, sir), can I be prosecuted for attempted smuggling? This depends on the jurisdiction and its definition of "smuggling." In the US, as an example, smuggling implies fraud or "clandestine" action. Openly bringing a ...


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You would not be liable for a fine (If you think about it, how can you be - Australia does not have jurisdiction over you as you are in New Zealand, and you have broken no NZ law - Further, you declared the item to customs so even in Australia you could not be held liable) Looking at it another way, if you had gotten on a plane with it, declared it to ...


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The concept of reasonable suspicion is used throughout the common law world. While the Wikipedia article (at present) focuses on the term as used in the ‘stop and search’ context of Terry v. Ohio, a different line of authority has emerged in the interpretation of police powers (both with and without warrant) in Commonwealth countries. Commonwealth case law ...


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There is nothing illegal about selling used bikes online. Importing goods is subject to legal regulation such as customs duties. These goods might even be subject to punitive steel and aluminum tariffs since bike metal could easily be converted to metal for other purposes. And, if the bikes have fake trademarks, they might be interdicted, although the "...


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Serbia is not in the EU nor internal market, so when importing products you would have to follow specific product requirements, pay eventual import duties and internal taxes (VAT). I would recommend checking out the European Trade Helpdesk for more information about this. As both Hungary and Sweden are in the internal market it should be the exact same ...


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When the legislature uses the word “reasonable” they are instructing the court to apply the reasonable person test. For this law, the”reasonable person” is a trained customs officer, neither a novice nor an expert, neither paranoid nor overly trusting. The question to be answered is if this hypothetical person would have “grounds to suspect” in the ...


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On the first page of https://www.gov.uk/duty-free-goods/overview you find: "You can bring some goods from abroad without having to pay UK tax or ‘duty’ (customs charges), as long as they’re for your own use." And on the next page "... will use them yourself or give them away as a gift". This clearly doesn't cover anything that you bring into the UK to ...


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You may be entitled to compensation according to HMRC. The page gives addresses to send complaints to.


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WTO has no direct effect on US law beyond what Congress enacts, namely the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. §102(a) of the act affirms the supremacy of US law, meaning we can do what we want if Congress approves. Title 19 generally deals with customs duties, and import tariffs have been legal for a long time. The Trade Expansion Act, passed by Congress, allows ...


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Importation of drugs is not per se illegal, but in specific cases could be. 21 USC 331(d) prohibits "the introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of any article in violation of section 344, 350d, 355, or 360bbb–3 of this title". §355 refers to and forbids importing any "new drug" which are not approved. "New drug" is a technical ...


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COUNTERFEIT (TRADEMARK) GOODS Any goods, including packaging, bearing without authorization a trademark which is identical to the trademark validly registered in respect to such goods.....therefore infringing the rights of the owner of the trademark in question under law of country of importation . It can also be a trademark designed without authorization ...


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Refusing to unlock is certainly your right — pretty much like the border control has the right to refuse entry if you are not citizen of the country outside EU. You should pretty much expect that they will use that right of theirs if you use yours, and that would certainly be not the biggest trouble you might get. If you really need to prevent access to ...


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Squirrels do not make good pets. If it is gray squirrel, you technically need a license to keep one, however, the airline might not check this. Therefore, you MIGHT be able to get it on the plane in a carrier. It is technically against a UK regulation (not a law) to even possess a gray squirrel. There is no telling how this might or might not be enforced. ...


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When you fill out an International FexEx waybill, you are doing so for a couple of purposes. One is for shipping charge/insurance purposes, and another is for customs purposes. For shipping charge/insurance purposes, the relevant question is what it could cost to replace the check if the plane blew up en route (in practice, liability from the carrier is ...


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