Thank you everyone for your replies. As for Liquor we are only authorized 1 Liter per person or Itinerary?
Depends on your home state. US CBP may authorize any amount, but you might have to pay duty on some of it. The long and short of it:
- If you're 21+, you can being back up to 1 liter as part of your personal exemption.
- If you're 21+ and one of the liters is from a Caribbean Basin country, you can bring back a second under your personal exemption duty-free.
- Anything over that up to the next $1000 of merchandise is dutied at a flat rate, I think it's 3% in the Caribbean.
- Anything beyond that is dutied at a variable rate that's a whole lot of hocus-pocus and dart-throwing as far as I can tell. Tariff schedules are a life's work to understand and I don't even try.
- If you try to bring back a whole lot, ATF might get suspicious and require you to get an importer's permit because they think you're trying to sell the stuff.
A lot of states have stricter restrictions. Texas is limited to 1L, I think. Maryland allows up to 1 gallon. (Maryland's alcohol laws are really, really weird.) The others, I don't know. Best thing to do is ask your state's alcohol control board before you go how much you can
bring back from international travel under state law.
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