Chemical_Ali (Stranger)
07-03-03 07:15
No 444141
      Importing GBL Into Canada  Bookmark   

I've found a good chinese source to import cheap gbl into Canada. My understanding is that it is still totally legal to import and posess. The company I inquired to said that as of Jan 1 2003 USA and Canada passed strict rules for importing this.

I am wondering, what are the chances that it will get snagged at customs?

What, if anything, can be done to lessen the chances of it getting snagged?

Thanks in advance for any info.
07-03-03 14:23
No 444207
      UPDATE: I asked them if they would delcare it...  Bookmark   


I asked them if they would delcare it as something else, so as to prevent delays and hassles at customs. They said they would not make a fake declaration, but if I had some better name that was not totally fake, but better than GBL or 2(3H)-DIHYDROFURANONE in my experience they would be willing to consider it.

What name do you think I should ask them to declare it as?

I have ordered research chemicals, and on the package it just says "non-hazardous research chemicals" I do not know if this is actually what was declared as or not. Do you actually have to declare the exact chemical composition to get it through customs? Or, for GBL could I just ask them to declare it as circut-board cleaner, or engine de-greaser, or stain remover or something without ever saying whats in it?

I have ordered research chemicals from the USA that are illegal in Canada, harmaline and nalbuphine, in large amounts and they made it through ok. Would a package from China get much more suspision then one from the USA?

Also, one last question, what does payment by "T/T" mean?

It is used in the context: "confirm on the above at your earliest time so that we can send our bank information to you for your effecting payment by T/T."

Any help on this topic would be much appreciated!!!
07-04-03 00:50
No 444310
      Sure, you're supposed to be specific ...  Bookmark   

Sure, you're supposed to be specific when declaring the contents, but who really is? Just give them a name that's "accurate", or something generic like "XXXX Cleaner". (Tell the company what your end use is.)

There would probably be more scrutiny given the source country, but come on, China? We don't import from them too often, do we? tongue

I'm not sure what "T/T" means, but they're most likely referring to a bank transfer. Go with it, if you feel comfortable. Your worries should be more focused on getting scammed by that company rather than Canada Customs.

If it's not illegal, don't worry about the importation laws. But don't come crying back if they rip you off! (I'm not suggesting they will, since I have no idea with whom you're dealing, but as always, "Caveat Emptor!").

Good luck!

Drug use carries a monkey-back guarantee.
07-04-03 05:23
No 444380
      Thanks for the info ice homer.  Bookmark   

Thanks for the info ice homer.

I still need to know what T/T means. I don't want to look like an amateur and ask them what it means. Any info anyone?
(Hive Bee)
07-04-03 07:55
No 444424
      T/T means "telegraphic transfer." It  Bookmark   

T/T means "telegraphic transfer." It is when the company sends you its bank info and you call your bank and for a fee they transfer it. Your account is aoutomatically debited and it usually takes about 3-7 days for them to recieve if they are over that far. Best done from a business bank account.
07-04-03 23:49
No 444561
      ink remover  Bookmark   

have them say it's inkstain remover.