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Old Aug 7th 2006, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by rpa34
you were so lucky. we are oneway with Malaysian, so we get 20kgs each adult & only 10kgs for child. doesnt add up to much when you are immigrating thats for sure...
I did email Australian customs 2 weeks ago but they never bothered to respond.
If you are flying on one way tickets as migrants you might be entitled to double allowance (have you already validated?...maybe that makes a difference) I phoned Cathay Pacific and explained we were migrating/one way tickets etc and they told us to return our tickets and they issued new ones with the double allowance. It's worth a try. We brought as much as we possibly could in luggage which was just as well as we didn't get our stuff from the container for about 12 weeks.
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Originally Posted by OriginalSunshine
Hi folks,

my darling little boy (6 months) is severely allergic to mum's milk and cow's milk

He's currently doing ok (not great, but ok) on soy formula & some mum's milk.

However, we're off to Oz in a couple of weeks time for a much needed holiday & need to bring his formula along.

What do I do at the customs/immigration about this, as it is a food product?

Any help?

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Yup, it's food, tick the appropriate box on the customs card that you'll be handed on the plane and hand it in on landing.

Alternatively you could forget all about it, let the very friendly sniffer dog seek you out, blunder through the x-ray machine and just about get away with a warning because you look so totalled ... like we did
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Old Aug 7th 2006, 1:23 pm
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well, I googled AQIS in the end

http://www.daff.gov.au/content/outpu...F6E521F00A0#1b

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Old Aug 7th 2006, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Deadmeat
Yup, it's food, tick the appropriate box on the customs card that you'll be handed on the plane and hand it in on landing.

Alternatively you could forget all about it, let the very friendly sniffer dog seek you out, blunder through the x-ray machine and just about get away with a warning because you look so totalled ... like we did
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Old Aug 7th 2006, 2:20 pm
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Originally Posted by YFitz
If you are flying on one way tickets as migrants you might be entitled to double allowance (have you already validated?...maybe that makes a difference) I phoned Cathay Pacific and explained we were migrating/one way tickets etc and they told us to return our tickets and they issued new ones with the double allowance. It's worth a try. We brought as much as we possibly could in luggage which was just as well as we didn't get our stuff from the container for about 12 weeks.
Good luck .
Malaysian dont give extra allowance for migrants, bugger!!
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Originally Posted by OriginalSunshine
That answers my question then. I can ship it all.. hooray!!

Thanks a bunch. Karma most def on its way..
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Old Aug 7th 2006, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by OriginalSunshine
Hi folks,

my darling little boy (6 months) is severely allergic to mum's milk and cow's milk

He's currently doing ok (not great, but ok) on soy formula & some mum's milk.

However, we're off to Oz in a couple of weeks time for a much needed holiday & need to bring his formula along.

What do I do at the customs/immigration about this, as it is a food product?

Any help?

OS
Our son also cannot have normal milk,
We brought several cans of soya milk to Perth, only to have them confiscated by customs. Started to kick a fuss up, told them it was not a milk product and sons medical problem (lost sight in one eye through intolerance to mothers milk and formula milk) could go completely blind if we give him milk. Anyway customs man took all cans sealed or not. I am not sure of official policy of customs but probably depends on who deals with you.
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Old Aug 7th 2006, 6:49 pm
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Originally Posted by canifixit
Our son also cannot have normal milk,
We brought several cans of soya milk to Perth, only to have them confiscated by customs. Started to kick a fuss up, told them it was not a milk product and sons medical problem (lost sight in one eye through intolerance to mothers milk and formula milk) could go completely blind if we give him milk. Anyway customs man took all cans sealed or not. I am not sure of official policy of customs but probably depends on who deals with you.
what a shame & waste, looking at the link posted earlier it would have been fine to bring in.

http://www.daff.gov.au/content/outp...EF6E521F00A0#1b
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Old Aug 7th 2006, 7:29 pm
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Default Re: Bringing in baby formula to Oz

We went through with formula in April - allowed as many sealed cartons as you can fit, plus one open carton of powder in your hand luggage (as long as it's declared)

Does anyone know what the Cow and Gate equivalent is in Aus? She's on #3 if that helps!

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Old Aug 13th 2006, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by canifixit
Our son also cannot have normal milk,
We brought several cans of soya milk to Perth, only to have them confiscated by customs. Started to kick a fuss up, told them it was not a milk product and sons medical problem (lost sight in one eye through intolerance to mothers milk and formula milk) could go completely blind if we give him milk. Anyway customs man took all cans sealed or not. I am not sure of official policy of customs but probably depends on who deals with you.
shit - my utter sympathies!
thank you for the info as we are indeed flying to perth so I will make sure we print out the AQIS info in case we get the same customs officer.
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Default Re: Bringing in baby formula to Oz

Originally Posted by OriginalSunshine
Hi folks,

my darling little boy (6 months) is severely allergic to mum's milk and cow's milk

He's currently doing ok (not great, but ok) on soy formula & some mum's milk.

However, we're off to Oz in a couple of weeks time for a much needed holiday & need to bring his formula along.

What do I do at the customs/immigration about this, as it is a food product?

Any help?

OS
Hi there you will find a phone number on the side of the tin of formula, if you contact them they will tell you if that brand is stocked in the area you are going to, if not they will advise you the of Oz Equilivant to the british product. Did this for our little one last year & had no problems. Hope that helps.
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Old Aug 13th 2006, 1:18 pm
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Hi there you will find a phone number on the side of the tin of formula, if you contact them they will tell you if that brand is stocked in the area you are going to, if not they will advise you the of Oz Equilivant to the british product. Did this for our little one last year & had no problems. Hope that helps.
thanks C&S - we're only going for 2 weeks so shouldnt be a problem, but worth a check just in case we get a shitty customs officer!
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Old Aug 13th 2006, 3:50 pm
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Originally Posted by OriginalSunshine
thanks C&S - we're only going for 2 weeks so shouldnt be a problem, but worth a check just in case we get a shitty customs officer!
Also beware of what you are taking on board in the light of current restrictions - you may have to make the stuff up first, then taste it at security. Check with the airline the day before as things are changing daily. Good luck
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