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    It's up to the copyright holder of a faked item to instigate legal action at borders in recovering/prohibiting such from entry into a country, customs won't act unless directed by a court order after the manufacturer (say, Gucci re. handbags) applies for such an order.

    Strangely enough, most big name manufacturers don't do much about the massive counterfeit market, although customs will, if required, seize all and any counterfeits they come across.

    Some countries are quite rigid about their counterfeit importing rules, some Euro countries are, as is the US.

    Also, it doesn't take much of an expert with his lists to identify a fake handbag or label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post

    Easiest way is to ring the NZ customs and find out.
    What name will you give them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    Secondly, if they did, are they going to call in the experts to determine whether or not that one bag is fake or genuine?
    They already know how to spot fakes, it's part of their training.

    As someone mentioned, they wont care about 1 bag, but several, then they will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanax
    I have seen films of them being very strict especially with food being taken in with large on the spot fines. I have told the mrs no food but she is worried they might confiscate her copy handbag like they do in some European places. Cost 4k so she does not want to lose it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rupert Wanger
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    ^^^ over the years, never had a problem with, with my copy sun glasses even although they have (had) RayBan printed on the glass / plastic,

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    The wife always brings home pots of shrimp paste, curry paste etc, as long as its sealed and DECLARED you shouldn't have any problems. IF customs decide its not allowed they will take it.
    Just make sure you declare ALL food.
    wouldn't worry about the bag, they only care about bulk lots for resale etc.
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    My family and I are in and out of NZ regularly. We put all the food and wooden stuff in one bag and tick the appropriate boxes on the form.
    Ag have a look and so far nothing has been declined.
    Customs aren't interested in a handbag unless the passenger has 50 of them.
    Don't forget to maximise the duty free grog allowance!

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    well just asking as she heard they confiscate in France and Switzerland if they see, thanks for the replies.

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    Good bunch of replies eh, Xanax?

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    And sensible responses as well, seeing as Spam has been locked up and hopefully that Chinckysmelly guy soon will be as well.

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    Its not so much the bag but its contents that draws customs. My son had bought cigarette lighters that had mini flashlights in the base in Laos. He had about ten of them in his carry on that I was not aware of. Left Laos and BKK no problem. He was stopped in South Korea and seven or so were taken. They said he was allowed only three for personal use. So I asked the woman If I could have one for personal use. The look I got was priceless. She complied and hustled us along. She could tell we were just stupid tourists. Like they say "pack your own bag".

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    I have seen films of them being very strict especially with food being taken in with large on the spot fines. I have told the mrs no food but she is worried they might confiscate her copy handbag like they do in some European places. Cost 4k so she does not want to lose it.

    No Food? I don't think so even though I have never been there. More like only items of risk (e.g. meat, eggs, milk, fresh dates or figs or that which is unprocessed i.e.; items that could carry pathogens). As for your Mrs's handbag, depends what it is made of (beware if it is made from an animal skin if that species is covered by CITES) and whether or not it poses any risk. Try here for more info (as mentioned by Mid);

    New Zealand Customs Service : Prohibited imports

    Click on Agricultural food and items and you will get a copy of the passenger arrival card - fill it in correctly and you have no worries.

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    live sheep are a no no

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    That's my sex life of many Kiwi men down the shitter then than Balders

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    Three claims to fame Kiwi men make:-
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    3. I was only trying to help the sheep through the fence

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    Not me, I am and always was a hopeless rugby player.
    I have never meet a Maori woman i would like to indulge in sexual activity with, and doing the same with a shit covered sheep's cvnt don't do it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    I have seen films of them being very strict especially with food being taken in with large on the spot fines. I have told the mrs no food but she is worried they might confiscate her copy handbag like they do in some European places. Cost 4k so she does not want to lose it.

    No Food? I don't think so even though I have never been there. More like only items of risk (e.g. meat, eggs, milk, fresh dates or figs or that which is unprocessed i.e.; items that could carry pathogens). As for your Mrs's handbag, depends what it is made of (beware if it is made from an animal skin if that species is covered by CITES) and whether or not it poses any risk. Try here for more info (as mentioned by Mid);

    New Zealand Customs Service : Prohibited imports

    Click on Agricultural food and items and you will get a copy of the passenger arrival card - fill it in correctly and you have no worries.
    FFS, they do NOT check peoples personal bags except the contents.
    They are NOT going to perform a science experiment on it to find out what type of leather it is. (if it's leather at all, which being a copy I doubt).
    As far as passenger arrival card.
    Lie your arse off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    and doing the same with a shit covered sheep's cvnt don't do it for me.
    Just make 'em wash first....

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    I would have to say, customs can be officious and arrogant at times, even corrupt in some places as they are here.
    But in NZ and Australia I have only ever experienced polite and courteous people. even with dealing with the Indian contingent who invariability try to smuggle in their own shit food ingredients, and as Indians must do, try to push the boundaries on whats illegal and whats allowable.

    Despite being caught red handed, they go by the old Maxim, deny, deny, and deny.
    But the good old customs people, are unfailingly polite, due to excellent PR skills and training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascotkiwi View Post
    My family and I are in and out of NZ regularly. We put all the food and wooden stuff in one bag and tick the appropriate boxes on the form.
    Ag have a look and so far nothing has been declined.
    Customs aren't interested in a handbag unless the passenger has 50 of them.
    Don't forget to maximise the duty free grog allowance!
    What is the allowance?? I had an argument with a girl in duty free at BKK last week she would not sell me two small bottles of Mekong whisky she siad New Zealand does not let you take it in and nothing would convince her to sell them to me

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    Is this a serious thread? They will not take your used handbag from you. They will check you for food, wood, seeds etc. Fill in the form correctly and you will have no problems.

    (A few days ago they did confiscate my extra yummy Chicken burrito that QANTAS gave to me which I planned to munch on while waiting for my bags but forgot.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by diverken View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ascotkiwi View Post
    My family and I are in and out of NZ regularly. We put all the food and wooden stuff in one bag and tick the appropriate boxes on the form.
    Ag have a look and so far nothing has been declined.
    Customs aren't interested in a handbag unless the passenger has 50 of them.
    Don't forget to maximise the duty free grog allowance!
    What is the allowance?? I had an argument with a girl in duty free at BKK last week she would not sell me two small bottles of Mekong whisky she siad New Zealand does not let you take it in and nothing would convince her to sell them to me
    Buy your duty free grog at the other end (arrivals).

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    ^ Cheaper then Bkk and you don't have to carry it on and off the plane.

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