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wine from USA to France in checked luggage

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wine from USA to France in checked luggage

kerosundae | Feb 19, 2010 07:44 PM

My husband is going back to France to see family next week, we realized that we have quite a few people for whom we want to bring a bottle of wine, and will definitely exceed the limit (no matter how high it is).

So what is the limit (legally)?

What happens if you exceed it (do you pay taxes on the surplus/ do they just not let you bring it at all?)

How tight are they in inspecting/ enforcing the limit?

I know that you can bring 1L to the US duty-free and are supposed to pay tax for more, but no one has ever stopped me to make me pay.

p.s. just ranting: isn't it ridiculous that Air France's international economy travelers can only bring 1 checked luggage?!!! 50LB that's it!!!

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