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furniture etc       started by mmcinaus on 31 Dec 2004   (2989)
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From mmcinaus

31 Dec 2004 9:17 PM
Does anyone out there know if there are any restrictions on taking leather furniture to perth ? thanks MICK
From iainandlorraine

To mmcinaus

01 Jan 2005 1:35 AM
Hi Mick We took our leather 3 piece suite with us and no problem at customs Lorraine
From mmcinaus

To iainandlorraine

01 Jan 2005 2:18 AM
Thanks for that Ian & Lorraine we were given some duff info then !!!! MICK
From iainandlorraine

To mmcinaus

01 Jan 2005 10:57 AM
Hi Mick Happy New Year,Problem stuff you shouldn't take are dried flowers/plants and wicker/bamboo I think. Customs were well aware that we had leather suite as our removal firm called us and said unluckily customs were checking our whole container to the point that they even ripped the spare wheel off the trailer tent to check for dirt. Despite everything being cleaned we had 4 bikes out of 5 confiscated yet boys scooters which looked dirty after cleaning got through, bikes were immaculate. Also had 4 pairs of shoes confiscated for cleaning. I have to say after cleaning they looked no different but my running shoes were damaged. Anyway thats how it goes we weren't charged too much for the cleaning but it did take a long time to get the quarintined stuff back. i had accidently packed a wicker paper bin and somehow that got through. Good luck with the move when are you hoping to arrive. Lorraine