are fruit tingles Australian?

Can you only get fruit tingles (the type of confectionery) in Australia? I'm thinking of taking some over to friends in Canada but I'm worried they have them over there? What is some good aussie confectionery to take over?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I don't know if you can actually take any food to other countries due to possible diseases or pest that can harm other countries; because chocolate is made from cocoa bean, its a plant, it may possible harm other countries. I myself would wait until i get up to canada, then buy the chocolate

    Declaring Food items-Lollies are also consider food items. I would watch border security to get some idea and yes you maybe able to take them by plan to california, but they might not allow it there, even if aussies airports excepted the good!

    Buying or taking wildlife products overseas?

    For most Australian travellers, shopping for gifts and souvenirs is part of their overseas holiday experience. But if you unwittingly purchase souvenirs derived from threatened animals or plants, you could be breaking the law by bringing them back to Australia.

    If the animal or plant products you buy are not sourced from a legal, regulated source, they could be illegal, and you could be contributing to the demise of some of the world’s endangered species.

    In addition to approval from the Australian Customs Service (Customs) and the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS), some wildlife products require permits from the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA).

    If you intend to buy wildlife products while overseas, contact DEWHA before you leave to find out if you need a permit. Without the correct permit, your product will be seized by Customs and stiff penalties could apply.

    Wildlife trade is diverse, and can involve live or non-live animals and plants and their products. Some products requiring permits before they can be legally brought back to Australia include:

    caviar

    clams, corals and shells

    exotic leather goods, including boots, keyrings, and wallets

    musical instruments

    ivory

    tortoise shell and

    complementary medicines such as those with tiger, monkey, certain plants, or bear ingredients.

    The DEWHA website includes detailed information about the requirements for taking wildlife products into and out of Australia. If you’re considering a purchase overseas, check with DEWHA rather than relying on the advice of the overseas vendor.

    Every postal article entering Australia is also screened by Customs. Illegal imports will be discovered and penalties applied. Purchases over the internet are not exempt from regulation.

    The export of products derived from most Australian native plants and animals is also regulated. So if you plan to take Australian Wildlife products overseas with you, check with DEWHA before you travel.

    Don’t attempt to foil the system.

    Get the facts

    Many of the world’s animals and plants are threatened by uncontrolled trade in wildlife and wildlife parts.

    During the past 100 years, three of the eight tiger sub-species have become extinct, and it is estimated that there are now fewer than 5000 tigers left in the wild.

    Global trade in many animals, plants and the various products made from them is controlled by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

    CITES aims to ensure that international trade in wildlife does not threaten the survival of wildlife, and protects more than 30,000 species of animals and plants worldwide.

    Australia, along with 172 other countries, is a signatory to CITES.

    The illegal importation of live animals and birds and their eggs poses the most serious threat to Australia’s unique flora and fauna.

    Australian wildlife is subject to stringent export controls. The commercial export of live native animals such as birds, reptiles, butterflies and the eggs of these species, is generally prohibited.

    Items you must declare on arrival (including cash/currency)

    BE WARNED: DO NOT CARRY ILLICIT DRUGS

    Penalties for drug offences in Australia are severe and could result in a jail term

    Prohibited and restricted items

    It is illegal to carry drugs including marijuana, cannabis, heroin, cocaine and amphetamines in and out of Australia.

    Counterfeit goods and offensive types of pornography are also banned.

    Other items may be restricted. You will need a permit to carry these items in and out of Australia.

    See the following table for a summary on what you can and can't carry and what you need to declare on your Incoming and Outgoing Passenger Cards. There are penalties for not declaring illegal and restricted items and for making false declarations on your Incoming or Outgoing Passenger Card.

    Contact Australian Customs or the consulate or embassy of the countries you're visiting before you travel, for more advice about importing or exporting illegal and restricted items.

    What do I have to declare?

    Firearms, weapons and ammunition

    You must declare all firearms, weapons and ammunition including real and replica firearms and BB air guns that discharge a pellet by means of compressed gas, commonly purchased as "toy" guns. Other weapons such as paintball markers, blowpipes, all knives, nunchukas, slingshots, crossbows, electric shock devices and knuckle dusters must also be declared. Some of these items may require a permit, police authorisation and safety testing before importation.

    Performance and image enhancing drugs

    All performance and image enhancing drugs must be declared on arrival. These include human growth hormone, DHEA and all anabolic and androgenic steroids. These items cannot be imported into Australia without a permit.

    Currency

    There is no limit to the amount of currency you can bring in or out of Australia. However, you must declare amounts of A$10,000 or more in Australian currency or foreign equivalent. If asked by Customs you must also fill in a Bearer Negotiable Instruments (BNI) form if you're carrying promissory notes, travellers cheques, personal cheques, money orders or postal orders.

    Food, plants, animals and biological goods

    Declare all food, plant and animal goods, equipment used with animals, biological materials, soils and sand to Quarantine on arrival. If you don't, you could be given an on-the-spot fine or face prosecution.

    Medicines

    You need to declare all drugs and medicines including prescription medications, alternative, herbal and traditional medicines, vitamin and mineral preparation formulas to Customs. Some products require a permit or quarantine clearance and/or a letter or prescription from your doctor describing your medication and medical condition.

    Prescription medicines are financially subsidised by the Australian Government under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). You can only take out of Australia the amount of medication you need. Carry a medical or dental practitioner's letter or complete a PBS Medicine Export Declaration available from Medicare Australia.

    Protected wildlife

    Australia's strict laws control the import and export of protected wildlife and associated products. This includes traditional medicinal products and regulated products such as coral, orchids, caviar, ivory products and many hunting trophies.

    Heritage-listed goods

    You need to apply for a permit to import or export heritage-listed goods including works of art, stamps, coins, archaeological objects, minerals and specimens.

    Veterinary products

    Declare all veterinary drugs and medicines. This includes products that contain substances prohibited without a permit.

    Defence and strategic goods

    Permits are required to import or export defence and strategic goods. For more information on which goods fit into this category, refer to Customs

  • J
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I live in australia and we do have fruit tingles here. Take things to your friends that you can't find in Canada. Get naturals. They taste really nice!

  • 1 decade ago

    I think that they are Australian. Maybe some Starburst lollies or natural confectionery co.? I am pretty sure that they are Australian.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Timtams

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  • 1 decade ago

    How about some redskins or good old jaffers? Or the natural confectionary co. they are aussie

  • Bella
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    yes you can buy fruit tingles here in oz.

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