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    • bradders1983
    • By bradders1983 23rd Aug 19, 7:27 AM
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    How much tobacco can I take into the USA?
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    How much tobacco can I take into the USA? 23rd Aug 19 at 7:27 AM
    Hi there.

    Have Googled this, come across conflicting and incredulous-sounding information, so I will ask on here: how much tobacco can you take into the USA as a non-US citizen?

    Have found one page that suggests up to 2kg but that sounds a hell of a lot given I can only legally bring 250g back the other way with me!

    Cheers
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    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 23rd Aug 19, 8:56 AM
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    That's all I can find as well.
    • bradders1983
    • By bradders1983 23rd Aug 19, 9:08 AM
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    Seems far too much doesnt it? Especially when that same page claims only 1 litre of spirits which is no different to the UK (from outside the EU)
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    • By unforeseen 23rd Aug 19, 10:05 AM
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    You can't compare countries. each sets its own limits

    E.G. Australia only allows 1 pack of 25 cigarettes or 25g of tobacco.
    • heatherw_01
    • By heatherw_01 23rd Aug 19, 11:07 AM
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    This official website page says 200 cigarettes, a reasonable amount of tobacco and 100 cigars but also mentions residents so not sure if you aren't a usa resident

    https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/53/kw/tobacco
    Last edited by heatherw_01; 23-08-2019 at 11:13 AM.
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    • ToxicWomble
    • By ToxicWomble 23rd Aug 19, 11:44 AM
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    Contact TSA and ask them.

    I went to the states a few years ago and wanted to bring some souvenir bullet casings home (via Atlanta and the Carribean) after visiting a gun range.

    They were very helpful
    • bradders1983
    • By bradders1983 23rd Aug 19, 12:02 PM
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    I have asked them on Twitter.
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    • By HogMan 23rd Aug 19, 12:09 PM
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    Contact TSA and ask them.
    Originally posted by ToxicWomble
    Think you mean the CBP Customs and Border Protection.

    TSA (transport Security Administration) are the airport security screening people they have nothing to do with importing of goods. if you were just flying in with no connecting flights you would have no contact with them.
    • bradders1983
    • By bradders1983 23rd Aug 19, 12:14 PM
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    Oh
    • bradders1983
    • By bradders1983 24th Aug 19, 6:29 PM
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    Think you mean the CBP Customs and Border Protection.

    TSA (transport Security Administration) are the airport security screening people they have nothing to do with importing of goods. if you were just flying in with no connecting flights you would have no contact with them.
    Originally posted by HogMan
    Well the TSA have predictably pointed me in their direction on Twitter but the CBP haven't replied, so I am still none the wiser.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 25th Aug 19, 2:31 AM
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    Is tobacco more expensive in US than where you intend to bring it from..?
    • bradders1983
    • By bradders1983 27th Aug 19, 7:13 AM
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    Is tobacco more expensive in US than where you intend to bring it from..?
    Originally posted by eDicky
    I am not sure yet, I am trying to find the answer to this question out first. Do you have any idea?
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 29th Aug 19, 1:11 PM
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    I am not sure yet, I am trying to find the answer to this question out first. Do you have any idea?
    Originally posted by bradders1983
    don't know about the shops i did not check

    Duty free on the way out 500gm £50.
    • bradders1983
    • By bradders1983 29th Aug 19, 1:29 PM
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    don't know about the shops i did not check

    Duty free on the way out 500gm £50.
    Originally posted by getmore4less
    What brand was that? Ideally I want Amber Leaf or Golden Virginia.
    • mickey234
    • By mickey234 30th Aug 19, 10:27 AM
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    Its regarded as Drug Trafficking, so no you cant take tobacco into the US.
    • bradders1983
    • By bradders1983 30th Aug 19, 10:36 AM
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    Its regarded as Drug Trafficking, so no you cant take tobacco into the US.
    Originally posted by mickey234
    I beg your pardon? That is clearly guff.
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 30th Aug 19, 11:20 AM
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    https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/US-USA-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm confirms the info bradders found originally, but I can’t find confirmation anywhere on CBP website- only the information for returning residents that heatherw_01 found (post #5)
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    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 30th Aug 19, 11:39 AM
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    What brand was that? Ideally I want Amber Leaf or Golden Virginia.
    Originally posted by bradders1983
    Boston airport, GV,

    Last year was better at Oman airport £42
    • sazaccount
    • By sazaccount 30th Aug 19, 3:40 PM
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    Its regarded as Drug Trafficking, so no you cant take tobacco into the US.
    Originally posted by mickey234
    No its not!
    I quite happy went into the US at the end of April this year with 200 duty free from the Philippians, in a clear bag right though customs.

    OP if you use any menthol filters take these with you!
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