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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 02:18 PM
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Can you bring Beef into Italy

Hello,

I know we can't bring meat to the US. I would like to bring some Kobe beef to a chef Italy, I have
googled for information but has not been successful. If you have any idea, please kindly let me know
if I can bring beef to Italy. Thank you!
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 02:43 PM
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Only if the beef's passport has a validity of 6 months.
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 03:14 PM
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Hope you are feeling better whathello
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 04:59 PM
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No, you cannot bring animal products into the Eu from the US.
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 05:10 PM
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>>if I can bring beef to Italy.
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 05:32 PM
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If the meat is packed properly, like in a sealed pack, it shouldn't be a problem at all.
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 06:16 PM
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No problems with meat being brought into Italy from within the EU. Illegal to bring it in with you from outside the EU without proper papers. You probably won't be caught if you do but risk fines and loss of said beef.
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 08:50 PM
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Thank you Christina and janisj!

bussa17 and mjs, thank you for the suggestion but I think I better not take a
chance, I am not really a risk taker.

I think I will just bring him a few bottles of California wine and sake.
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 08:57 PM
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The California wine might well be available in Italy, most things are. The Saki will certainly be available there, unless both the wine and Saki are special brands/vintages. Besides, I would think they would be a PITA to transport.
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 09:30 PM
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I often bring a bottle or two of California wine as gifts but they are from wineries that sell almost all via allocation. No problems transporting a bottle or two per person if you do check in.
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 11:51 PM
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individual meat or dairy. No, illegal.
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Old Aug 28th, 2017, 03:59 AM
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You can find Kobe beef in Italy.

Also movement of meat (and some other products) are restricted within certain countries of the EU and with Switzerland, for example. Ireland, to protect its very important farming industry, severely restricts the importation of meat and dairy products. Switzerland does not have restrctions other than a personal allowance to protect their local herdsmen. If you are stopped at the Swiss border with too much meat it will be confiscated.
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Old Aug 28th, 2017, 06:53 AM
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It's not easy to find.

http://www.kobe-niku.jp/shop/?lang=1
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Old Aug 28th, 2017, 07:18 AM
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BigRuss - do you live in Italy?
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Old Aug 28th, 2017, 08:07 AM
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BigRuss, thank you for the link, it is helpful since I am going to Paris first.
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Could you order it online and have it shipped to the chef? From within the EU? Even if it can be found in Italy, even if easily, it's still a nice gift. People give me things all the time that I could easily get for myself, but they're, you know, gifts.
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