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I've never had trouble with U.S. Customs at all. Last Sunday I returned from a long weekend in Canada and (in addition to a case of quite legal Leicas) I had a bunch of Canadian meat & produce from a Saturday morning farmers' market that was definitely NOT legit. At U.S. Customs the agent asked "Citizen of?" and when my wife said "USA' he said OK and waved us on without so much as an "Anything to declare?" As I think back, I think the ONLY time I ever had any trouble was once in Milano when a German shepherd didn't like the smell of my suitcase. The guard had me unpack the suitcase and the dog was still interested in the suitcase, not the contents. After concluding that the suitcase didn't have any place for hidden compartments (it was molded plastic or fiberglass) they finally let me go with some harsh words to the dog. Happily they were in Italian so I didn't understand. Chuck Peacock - -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Bill Satterfield Sent: Monday, August 07, 2000 4:09 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [Leica] U.S. Customs Have any of you had any trouble with customs when returning with the Leica equipment you took with you. I understand they have a form but my travel agent said she had never been questioned. She has been to Europe 4 times.