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Bringing chinese herbal medicine into the US

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Vietnam
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I have

1. about 1kg of powdered herbal medicine in a normal pastic bag, not the sealed, packaged kind.

2. Six boxes of another type of herbal pill. This has fomal package. But the medicine is said to contain black chicken. There's even a giant chicken on the box!

Am i allowed to bring these into america? Since i dont have any label for item #1 and chicken is not permitted so item #2 is iffy? Have anyone had similar experience before?

Thanks so much for your input!

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My then-fiancee's mother slipped a couple of bags of dried persimmons into our package without our knowledge. We didn't even know until we got home and didn't list it on the customs form. I believe it is one of the prohibited items, too, (fruit). When we went by the customs agent, we gave him the customs form, he asked if we have anything to declare, we said no, and he waved us through.

How about putting the contents of package #2 in a plain, zippered bag without any labels on it?

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Never had any problems bringing meds, dried shrimp and fish,spices, and seeds for my garden back in the states.


The Buddha said "The more loving the more suffering"

By birth is not one an outcast,

By birth is not one a noble,but

By action is one an outcast,

By action is one a noble.

Buddha.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Vietnam
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Ok update: so i declared that i have packaged dried fruits and got into line A to screen. They then allow me to bring the packaged fruits and the powder medicine but confiscated the pills with chicken ingredients. I removed the boxes with the chicken image. These pills come in a white ball container. But these pills are apparently very popular coz the customs officer recognized it immediately without the original box. So no to those pills. What a bummer argh.

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