Can I buy Beef Jerky from overseas and get it delivered here?

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    I've always loved beef jerky and in particular Jack Link's beef jerky, but always found it to be quite expensive.

    I noticed that it's significantly cheaper overseas and was looking at purchasing a fairly sizeable order (almost 3.5kg) online and having it delivered. (most likely from America)

    I took a quick look on the web and found this which basically says any uncanned meat products cannot be posted.

    Thing is, you can buy Jack Link's Beef Jerky in Australia. They sell it in woolies!

    Would I be able to import this or would they say I can't?
     
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    Tried contacting the manufacturer and seeing if there is a place in Australia that doesn't resell it already ?
     
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    Like I said, you can already buy it in Australia from places like Woolworths, but they overcharge.

    I don't get why they wouldn't allow it if you can already buy it here in Australia, unless of course the American versions use american meat perhaps?

    Either way, are there any expections at all to the rule of "no uncanned meat" ?
     
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    It doesn't have to be, I just know I really like Jack Link's. It's got a really nice flavour and isn't too dry like some of the others I've had.

    I could give this Jim's Jerky a try, but would still like to be able to order large amounts of Jack Link's at a good price if I can.
     
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    I know what you mean, a lot of 'fancy' jerky can be very dry and tough. I'm quite partial to Jack's as well due to the softness. Definitely look at biltong, as it is softer than traditional jerky.
     
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    Same, I like that it's soft and chewy, and at times a little wet/juicy.

    I took another look at the DAFF page I linked earlier and noticed it says:

    But I actually recall watching border security a couple nights ago where a man we allowed to bring certain flowers into the country because they were a certain type, maybe it's the same for meat products?

    I'll probably try call the DAFF and see what they say, maybe I can get some of the jerky from the US.

    I found this page: http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/import/food/private-consumption

    Which mentions food of animal origin, I may just need an import permit.
     
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    I said no, why don't you listen?
     
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    because you didn't explain yourself at all!
     
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    customs doesn't allow you to import meat.
     
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    Look pretty good, decently priced too. :thumbup:
     

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