u.s. customs

Nov 27th, 2008, 04:37 PM
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u.s. customs

has anyone brought back a turkish water pipe from turkey through us customs? thanks for any information
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Nov 27th, 2008, 04:54 PM
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No, I have not. What is your concern? That it'll be thought of as drug paraphernalia and they'll confiscate it?
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Nov 27th, 2008, 06:54 PM
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You can buy water pipes in the US, they are not illegal. (You might want to price some before your trip to make sure you get a bargain, you can buy them on-line too.) Even the US Postal Service will allow manufactures to use the mail to ship hookahs, see http://www.southsmoke.com/shiprates.cfm, so I would not have any concerns about bringing one into the US.

The only thing that US Customs would be interested in is whether you paid more than US$800 for it, in that case, you would have to pay duty on it.

But you can satisfy yourself by checking the US Customs website at http://www.cbp.gov/ which lists prohibited articles.
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Nov 29th, 2008, 05:12 PM
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that is my concern, exactly that it might be thought of as drug paraphenelia. what do you think
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Nov 29th, 2008, 05:35 PM
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Not if you think you'll smoke tobacco in it.
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Nov 29th, 2008, 06:23 PM
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I don't think it would be a problem. Most of the ones I saw are packaged/boxed up and are very obviously tourist-type purchases.
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Nov 29th, 2008, 07:09 PM
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Just don't smoke anything in it before you bring it home!
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Dec 1st, 2008, 05:36 AM
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suze hit the nail on the head - its not the pipe but any residue in it that would be of interest to CBP (Customs and Border Protection).
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Dec 1st, 2008, 08:54 AM
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i brought a hookah back from morocco without any problems.
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Dec 1st, 2008, 12:49 PM
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Not allowed if you have water in it

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Dec 1st, 2008, 01:03 PM
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Unless, of course, it's smaller than 3oz water and fits into your 1qt baggie.
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