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GeneralFlying the not so friendly skies Pin
honey the codewitch9-Jul-23 7:35
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Yes... Been there, done that.

I did a presentations (Sydney > Tokyo (3 day business stop-over) > LA (2 day business stop-over) > Mexico > Costa Rica) to a global audience for a manufacturer's conference. I had custom circuit boards for the equipment that we worked with to use for demonstration purposes, 3 conferences in all.

I got there, with the PCBs well packed and in my suitcase. The box was designed for rough transportation. However, getting out of Costa Rica was not so straight forward. While waiting for boarding, heard my name over the PA. Was escorted by 4 fully armed soldiers (yes, soldiers) with semi-automatic rifles down an empty gangway to my suitcase, opened, and the box opened sitting on top.

At gunpoint, yes, guns pointed at me, they asked me what they were. I had paperwork, so was sorted after a discussion. So yes, make sure you have official paperwork with "FOR DEMOSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL VALUE" all over the packaging and documentation. This will also prevent any import taxes.

Graeme


"I fear not the man who has practiced ten thousand kicks one time, but I fear the man that has practiced one kick ten thousand times!" - Bruce Lee

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