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what happens when you get a package seized by canada customs?

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what happens when you get a package seized by canada customs?

lets say you buy a supplement from the US and there's an ingredient in the supplement that's banned in Canada. So Canada customs seizes the supplement and probably destroys it right? I know they send you a letter explaining you tried to import something that's banned in Canada and you could probably dispute it.

I was wondering, once it gets seized. Is your name black listed and you'll have problems in the future importing or crossing the border?
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qqq17 wrote:
Sep 29th, 2009 3:05 pm
I was wondering, once it gets seized. Is your name black listed and you'll have problems in the future importing or crossing the border?
Pretty sure your name gets flagged for X years, and they will check basically everything that comes through.
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You're done. I'd head for Mexico ASAP cause they'll be busting down your door in the AM.

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angekfire wrote:
Sep 29th, 2009 3:08 pm
Pretty sure your name gets flagged for X years, and they will check basically everything that comes through.
This isn't necessarily true. My friend got caught importing some (very embarrassing) pron videos form the US. He got the letter in the mail saying what was seized along with the balance of his order. And after that he still kept ordering other things and most of it was not opened by customs.

I think the difference may have been that the shipper in the US was honest and fully disclosed the contents on the customs forms and packing slips, so it was not like it was some dishonest hidden item. If there was some kind of lying, dishonestly, concealment, etc. then yeah, you would probably get blacklisted.
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Sep 29th, 2009 8:10 pm
You're done. I'd head for Mexico ASAP cause they'll be busting down your door in the AM.

In case you don't make it past the border, try to practice your psycho-axe murder look, it will help you on the inside.
No, that's for if you're importing certain varieties of Japanese comic books.
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Jucius Maximus wrote:
Sep 29th, 2009 8:29 pm
No, that's for if you're importing certain varieties of Japanese comic books.
Yes that is pretty sad. Same thing basically happened to an NB guy a few weeks ago, was in local news, he had some kind of hentai and was arrested for child porn.

Canadian child porn laws are seriously F'ed up. If they're supposed to protect children, then why are they still applicable when the porn is entirely artwork and not based on anything real. Seems like the law is trying to legislate morality, which is not what law is supposed to do.
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brunes wrote:
Sep 29th, 2009 8:58 pm
Yes that is pretty sad. Same thing basically happened to an NB guy a few weeks ago, was in local news, he had some kind of hentai and was arrested for child porn.

Canadian child porn laws are seriously F'ed up. If they're supposed to protect children, then why are they still applicable when the porn is entirely artwork and not based on anything real. Seems like the law is trying to legislate morality, which is not what law is supposed to do.
Because that's a slippery slope arguement.

Don't get me started on kiddie porn. I'm glad that whethers its cartoon, literature, pictures, or video, that we can arrest and charge these people, because it's all part of the same sick problem.
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so let me get this straight
if you did the crime, you should do the time?
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Ebola wrote:
Sep 30th, 2009 8:25 pm
Because that's a slippery slope arguement.

Don't get me started on kiddie porn. I'm glad that whethers its cartoon, literature, pictures, or video, that we can arrest and charge these people, because it's all part of the same sick problem.
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Ebola wrote:
Sep 30th, 2009 8:25 pm
Because that's a slippery slope arguement.

Don't get me started on kiddie porn. I'm glad that whethers its cartoon, literature, pictures, or video, that we can arrest and charge these people, because it's all part of the same sick problem.
Yay, thanks for legislating what is OK for me to read and what is not OK. I was having trouble with all that freedom of speech stuff anyway.

Life is much easier when I am told what to think and who to think it about.
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brunes wrote:
Sep 29th, 2009 8:58 pm
Yes that is pretty sad. Same thing basically happened to an NB guy a few weeks ago, was in local news, he had some kind of hentai and was arrested for child porn.

Canadian child porn laws are seriously F'ed up. If they're supposed to protect children, then why are they still applicable when the porn is entirely artwork and not based on anything real. Seems like the law is trying to legislate morality, which is not what law is supposed to do.
Lol you are sick man who is aroused by drawing of children please get help
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pupazzo wrote:
Sep 30th, 2009 10:10 pm
Lol you are sick man who is aroused by drawing of children please get help
I am not into anime period, let alone hentai; I just know what a slippery slope it is when you start censoring information "for the good of the people/children/christians".

If today's child porn laws existed in the 50's (and the book was Canadian) a book like Lolita, one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century, would have gotten the author arrested.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolita

Censorship is wrong, period, for any reason. Censorship never solves anything it just breeds repression.
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You'll be flagged for awhile.. just change shipping company.
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brunes wrote:
Sep 30th, 2009 10:01 pm
Yay, thanks for legislating what is OK for me to read and what is not OK. I was having trouble with all that freedom of speech stuff anyway.

Life is much easier when I am told what to think and who to think it about.
I guess my opinion of what has artistic merit and yours differs.

Oh well.
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so let me get this straight
if you did the crime, you should do the time?
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qqq17 wrote:
Sep 29th, 2009 3:05 pm
lets say you buy a supplement from the US and there's an ingredient in the supplement that's banned in Canada. So Canada customs seizes the supplement and probably destroys it right? I know they send you a letter explaining you tried to import something that's banned in Canada and you could probably dispute it.

I was wondering, once it gets seized. Is your name black listed and you'll have problems in the future importing or crossing the border?
Your name goes into our computer and essentially it is there forever.

Just don't do it again and there won't be a problem.

No your name is not blacklisted, but, if you continue to pose a problem you could have an "alert"issued on you and then yes, ALL shipments AND border crossings will be scrutinized.

Consider this a lesson learned and a one off!
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Actually I imported something from EU and was also held at customs. They asked to dispute it which I did... was a medial reason. They released it and that was the end of it.
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