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  1. #1
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    Thumbs down Bulk Honey For Export Only

    I found on Ebay barrels of honey for sale.

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    Our firm has 500 metric tons of Chinese origin polyfloral honey packed in 290 kg blue drums for sale. This honey must be exported from the USA due to high duties ($2.63 kg) on chinese origin goods. This material can be sampled and tested by 3 rd party surveyors?labs. The location is west coast USA and is available on short notice. The terms are FOB with L/C on US bank.

    Price is $1250/ton or best offer.

    sellers is (psaa9113) out of Ann Arbor, MI


    Sounds like back door dumping to me.

    So at this price it comes out to right around$1.82 a lb. with duties.

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    Default Re: Bulk Honey For Export Only

    Hmmm, Groeb Farms, who recently plead guilty to Federal charges regarding improperly declared Chinese honey is in Michigan.
    http://www.justice.gov/usao/iln/pr/c...pr0220_02b.pdf

    Maybe they are the seller??

    It is possible that the honey is not subject to US duties if it is exported. It could also be in a Customs Bonded Warehouse, where duties are not payable until it leaves the warehouse for a US destination. If it goes overseas, it is likely no US duties would be payable.

    If that is the case, then this "honey" is being offered at $0.62 per pound!
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Bulk Honey For Export Only

    .62 per pound ........... Hmmmmmm wonder where all the profits are buried, and if the class action suit will find them all

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    Default Re: Bulk Honey For Export Only

    I don't get it, they import it here just to re-export and not pay duties? Or it's just stopped at a port til they find a buyer not in the U.S.?

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    Default Re: Bulk Honey For Export Only

    I think it was originaly intended to be packed,maybe came in as transhipped, origin not offically from China and when the fed's nailed them, they came clean about it,no US duties to be paid untill it leaves the bonded wharehouse to a US buyer.

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    Default Re: Bulk Honey For Export Only

    If the honey is here illegally, it may be the case that they intended to sell it here, but as a result of Federal action they must now get rid of it overseas to avoid confiscation of the honey or further prosecution.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Bulk Honey For Export Only

    That makes sense now, thanks guys.

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