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Importing alcohol to Australia from Japan - help!

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7 Feb 08 07:41:04 am
I was wondering if someone could help me on this or possibly point me to who I would have to find out more information from. I am currently (short term though moving most likely to long term) in Japan. I have the following questions:

1) Will I get charged any tax on importing alcohol to Australia? (It will be shipped in 1 bottle lots).

2) Will it make a difference marking the item as 'gift' (as I also plan to send some home for presents)?

3) Does anyone here know where I could find information regarding to selling alcohol on ebay and the rules and regulations regarding this? I searched but could not find appropriate information.

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17 Mar 09 10:40:36 pm
Have a read of this page regarding general importing into Australia Link hidden: Login to view and this page Link hidden: Login to view for importing goods by post.

And see this page Link hidden: Login to view for eBay's policy on selling alcohol in the US and this page on selling it in Australia Link hidden: Login to view.
It appears that you cannot sell alcohol on ebay in the US but you can in Australia as long as you have a licence to do so and it can only be traded domestically.

Hope this helps :)

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