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Import Allowances:

1) Residents

a) Returning residents of the United States up to USD 800 worth of articles acquired abroad provided their stay abroad was at least 48 hours and their duty-free exemption was not used in the preceding 30 days

b) For arrivals directly from American Samoa, Guam & U.S. Virgin Islands up to USD 1,600 (not more than USD 800 of which may be acquired elsewhere than in these islands) The duty-free allowance may include the following maximum quantities:

a) 1,000 cigarettes (not more than 200 of which shall have been acquired elsewhere than in American Samoa, Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands, for residents returning from other countries 200 cigarettes a reasonable quantity of tobacco and 100 cigars

b) For persons of 21 years or older; 1 lit of alcoholic beverage (for arrivals from American Samoa, Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands, 5 lit not more than 1 lit of which may be acquired elsewhere than on these islands)

c) Perfumes, lotions, Eau de Cologne if not under a trade mark restriction recorded in the United States Treasury Dept

2) Non-residents:

a) For persons of 21 years of age or older; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 2kg of tobacco or a combination of proportionate parts

b) For persons of 21 years of age or older; 1 lit of alcoholic beverage

c) Including minors accompanied or unaccompanied; gifts not exceeding USD 100 in value, provided that the stay in the United States is not less than 72 hours and that the gift exemption has not been claimed in the previous 6 months

Prohibited/Restricted Items:

Fresh, dried (canned meat permitted if cooked in can and can be stored without refrigeration) or meat products, poultry meat, narcotics, marijuana, dangerous drugs, plants, some seeds, fresh vegetables & fruits, soil, live insects, snails, and other living plant or animal pests. Imports from or exports to Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Korea (North), Libya & Sudan. Matches and match-books in luggage unless tightly packed in a closed container. Eggs and dairy products, except fully-cured cheese