Re: NANFA-- RE: Shipment of fish to Japan

Edward Venn (
Tue, 21 May 2002 05:44:30 +0000


I'm trying to work it the other way, shipping plants, fish and freshwater
crusteaceans from sources in Singapore, Thailand, japan and HK into the US
and Canada for sale. On a small scale the postal service works OK but, i
need to find a way to economically ship large amounts into the US. Fed Ex
will do it but only by the container and only airport to airport. A small 20
ft container will hold about 100 styroboxes with close to US$200,000 worth
of plants and fish. If I can line up the wholesalers I can ship just about
> > Andy and i sent the fish through the regular post. The Japanese post
> > will accept live plants, seeds and bulbs through express mail.
> > won't accept live fish but I have sent them labelled as plants.
> > >
> > >Hi Edward Venn and others,
> > >
> > >Can anyone clue me in on the proper procedures of shipping "scientic
> > >samples"
> > >of fish into Japan, hassle-free?

Edward Venn,
SMG Holdings Co., Ltd.,
Deux Chateaux Blanc 2-303,
1356 Kobuchi, Kasukabe,
Saitama, Japan
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