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    Importing nicotine - Customs and the TGA

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    For new (and old) vapers, one of the most common questions/concerns is regarding the importation of liquid nicotine. Here is the relevant information from the customs website, including information provided by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration). It specifically mentions the 3 month supply commonly quoted, but no specifics as to what volume of liquid that represents.
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    i need 1 litre of 48mg strength nicotine at LEAST every 3 months...



    I don't need squat for ages, i just went shopping.
    $1800.61 Spent on Vaping so far, stocked up for 2 years @ 8ml/per day.

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    10ml x 30days x 3months = 900ml.

    I need to place another order. Bwahahaha.
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    However, the TGA only specifies it MAY come under their control and be subject to the 3 month supply quota IF the packaging makes any claim of theraputic benefit ie as a quit smoking aid. Otherwise we are simply importing a poison that has no controls placed on it as far as import restrictions go...

    Wups... just read the additional bit about DoHA and the individual import of 3 months supply... Interesting, however as there are no controls over the import as a poison, I would suggest they are simply advising that to try keep in line with the TGA policy. As said above, who decides what constitutes a 3 month supply?
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    Wow talk about vague. Has anyone ever actually experienced any problems or heard of anyone that has?
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    Had my recent package get checked by customs, let through perfectly fine. It's all smoke and mirrors at the moment, even they don't know wtf they are doing, and i suspect it will stay that way for a LONG LONG time.

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    I think unless you're bringing it in by the barrel, it's going to get through just fine. I actually wonder if the accurately labelled stuff gets less scrutiny.

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    My bottles were labelled accurately.... had MG ratings, and everything on them... i will take a pic when i get home.

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    That's been my experience. I think unlabeled or strangely labelled bottles would be far more likely to raise concern. I posted the link so new vapers could see that customs isn't overly concerned.
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    Nakor,
    Thanks for posting that link... It sums it all up pretty well, and from an official source too.

    BUT... I just went back and re-read the info and there is no mention of the 3 month supply at all.
    Has it been amended between the times I've read it? (about 3 days since I posted above)
    Have a look and see what you think as I'm sure 3 days ago there was a blurb about 3 months supply from both TGA and DoHA...
    Now it only indicates that if an e-cig package makes any theraputic claims it will be referred to TGA...

    Or am I just imagining things???

 

 
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