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Is it ok to bring jamon Iberico back to Canada?

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Hi. I¨m not sure where to post this, but I´m wondering if it´s possible to bring some jamon Iberico from  Spain (that´s where I am at the moment) back to Canada. On one hand, it´s just food (well, way way way cheaper here), but then again, I heard somewhere that they won´t allow it because it´s technically raw meat (ie no heat has been applied). Any info would be appreciated. 

post #2 of 11

Kongfeet,

 

 

If your ham is no more than 5 kilos : Yes

 

You must declare it, it will pass.

 

Package must be completely sealed.

 

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Thanks. That´s indeed good news. After reading about how the customs won´t allow it, I almost gave up, but if what you said is true, I´can´t wait to continue enjoying this stuff back home. Thanks, again.

 

p.s. I only need to declare it at the customs, won´t have to pay anything, right?

post #4 of 11

Glad you asked another question.

 

When I called the customs office again they gave me a new answer : No.

 

She said the only way would be by land, personal use only , no duty.

 

I asked her to give me a site that my "friend" could go to and check and ask directly online and she gave me this one. :

 

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/eng/1297964599443/1297965645317

 

Any meat coming from overseas is prohibited. Please check : Use Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) to confirm if the product is allowed before bringing it into Canada.

 

Better to know now than later.

 

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Thanks for the info and I think I´m gonna cry... Well, not really, but it´s disappointing for sure. I had all these wonderful things I was going to do with my jamon and lomo Iberico, but damn... Guess I´ll just have to eat as much of it as I possibly can while I´m here. Thanks again.

 

post #6 of 11

I hope you enjoy the remainder of your stay. My sister-in-law just got back from Barcelona, it truly is a beautiful place.

 

Indulge while you can.  Have a safe return....

 

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Thanks for the kind words. And yes, it truly is a beautiful place. In fact, it´s my favorite place in Europe, and one of my favorites in the world. London´s too expensive, Paris is overrated, and Rome? Rome´s history. Barcelona is the new ___________ !!!

 

p.s. There is an exhibition on El Bulli here in Barcelona until the beginning of March. I´ve already been there twice, and am thinking of going back a few more times.

post #8 of 11

If you are still in Barca - go visit my friends Gloria and her husband who own Lis Pere Camps Xchocolatiers in Barcelona, Spain.

Delicious amazing small shop.  Tell Gloria that Lisa from NYC says a big hello.  Try their chocolate bar with candied orange peel.

I wish I had bought more of just the candied orange.  Sweets are allowed. Their cakes and cookies are amazing too.  

 

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&q=cache:nu6qmHmWOh4J:http://www.cuinacatalana.eu/lis/index.php?idi=ca+pastisseria+Lis+pere+camps&ct=clnk

 

 

also restaurant gelonch is a great dinner tasting menu at bargain prices for what you are served.

 

I agree - Barca is the bomb - best city in Europe IMHO!!!

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Edited by HamGirl - 5/12/14 at 10:39am
post #10 of 11

Sure it is, if customs doesn't catch you, but why would you bother there are so many places to buy it now Lolaandmiguel.com is selling iberico bellota online for $218/kg that's less than what I was purchasing it for when I was buying it for my restaurant. 

post #11 of 11

1. US to Canada (YES)

 

Meat and poultry products (for example, jerky, sausages, deli meats and patties, fois gras)

  • up to 20 kilograms per person
  • packages must have identifying marks, indicating what the product is
  • proof of country of origin may be required

Meat and poultry: fresh, frozen and chilled

  • up to 20 kilograms per person
  • one turkey per person
  • packages must have identifying marks, indicating what the product is
  • proof of country of origin may be required

Please note:  Within this limit on meat, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) may have specific requirements. 

 

 

2. Other Countries to Canada (NO)

 

Not permitted.

 

See link for further details: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/travellers/what-can-i-bring-into-canada-/eng/1389648337546/1389648516990#a2

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