If the Customs
agents have issue with the alcohol they will confiscate it and drink it. If they have issue with a cat onboard they will confiscate it and feed it to their dogs
. Just kidding.
To learn about a specific country's entry requirements, access by internet
Noonsite and review the rules for the applicable country.
As to the USA
A general certificate of health
is not required by U.S. CDC for entry of pet cats into the United States, although some airlines or states may require them. However, pet cats are subject to inspection
of entry and may be denied entry into the United States if they have evidence of an infectious disease that can be transmitted to humans.
Please be aware that State ABC laws govern how much alcohol a person may import
into their state without a license
and those laws are enforced by CBP. You must check with the state ABC board where your shipment will enter the country to determine their limits.
There is no federal limit on the amount of alcohol someone may import into the U.S. for personal use, however, large quantities might raise the suspicion that the importation is for commercial
purposes, and a CBP Officer could require you to obtain an Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade
Bureau (TTB) import license
before releasing it.
If you intend to have a large quantity shipped to you for personal use, we suggest you contact the entry branch of the port where your shipment will be entering the country to discuss your situation in advance.
Duty rates on alcoholic beverages are based on the percent of alcohol per liter in the product - not on units of packaging such as per bottle/case. Duty on wine and beer
is generally low, $1-2 per liter, while fortified wines and spirits are considerably higher. Duty rates can be obtained in Chapter 22 "Beverages, Spirits and Vinegar, in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.
Federal IRS Excise tax is also collected.
If you intend to bring in a wine collection as part of your household/personal effects, you will be subject to these same regulations