When you courier Australian wine overseas in gift baskets, customs will charge you import taxes and duties in the receiving country.
You'll also need additional permits.
See more detailed information on shipping below.
Gift baskets with wine to the USA or Canada via regular mail might not be delivered. Extremely strict customs regulations make it near impossible. Fortunately, at I Still Call Australia Home we only use approved couriers and can get gift baskets with non-perishable foods to the USA delivered effortlessly.
Sending wine to the UK and Japan is pretty easy. The approximate tax for one, 750ml 14.0% ALC/VOL wine bottle (at the time of publishing) is $15.
Taxes in Germany, France, or anywhere in Northern Europe are exuberant—the same bottle of wine can be taxed up to $60.
We don’t export Alcohol to the USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Ireland, or NZ.
Don’t send a wine parcel internationally without checking local customs requirements.
Don’t forget to obtain all the relevant permits for sending alcohol hampers.
Don’t send wine hampers to the USA with regular mail.
Do I Require Special Documentation?
When you send food and wine to other countries outside Australia, you need customs documentation.
It’s best to talk to a local courier about international customs requirements. You can also check the Australia Post International Guide as they are very clear about what needs to be marked on your parcel if you send food gift hampers.
You may avoid paying duties and taxes if it’s below a certain limit in some countries.
To do so, the hamper must not contain alcohol, and you must clearly mark your package, “Gift—personal use only”.
Other countries will charge you regardless, so it’s best to check.
The most convenient way to send food and wine overseas as gifts is to pick one of our carefully combined hampers and let us do all the heavy international customs lifting for you.
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Certain countries have additional local requirements for a sanitation certificate could cause difficulty and delays. We recommend you avoid sending any type of food, wine, or body products (e.g. hand creams and soaps) to these countries if possible.
Spain, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, and Peru (to name a few) are extremely difficult to get food and wine into—from Australia or any other country.
Sending alcohol and food to the UK and Japan is often easier, with very few restrictions.
Sending food to France, Germany, and China is fine. Although we can technically send alcohol to France, Germany, and China, we tend to avoid it as the cost of taxes and duties is prohibitive.
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