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What types of knives can I import into the US?

Posted: 2011-09-30

Full Question

I want to buy hunting and fishing knives from China. Is there any issue getting them into Florida?

Answer

Importing the knives is not a problem with US Customs, as long as they do not open automatically or are not switchblades, which are, prohibited items. Please note there are special marking requirements for knives that state they should be "marked by means of die stamping, cast-in-mold lettering, etching, engraving, or by affixing metal plates to the article." There are duties that will apply upon importation into the USA on these items.

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