Note No. 37.5

December 30, 2009

The reply e-mail from Fed Ex came from an Eduardo Nuñez Wilson and said the following (translated):

Sagarpa: it is a permit you must have for all natural goods, such as the “Zaatar” herbs, and it assures that nothing enters the country, such as bugs or funghi that could produce a plague in Mexico. All such goods must go through such a revision and a fumigation but to do this, you have to hire a customs agent to help you.
If you have any more questions, I am at your service, but I recommend you return the goods, as an agent costs between $4000 and $5000 pesos, plus the charges for the permit.

And so, I must now weigh my options to decide: is good (like, REALLY GOOD) chocolate worth $500 USD?

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