Some of the kids of my US contacts collect PEZ containers, and I pick up the European ones (which are usually different). So, I went to the local post office this morning with a new shipment, and, as soon as I told him to put "candy" on the Customs declaration, he said I couldn't sent them. It appears that the USA has its knickers in a twist about bioterrorism in the form of food products sent to the USA, so the US Food and Drug Administration has banned food imports, unless you jump through a multitude of hoops. \r\n\r\nI went as far as to open an account in the FDA on its website, but the hoops were too much for me - for example, you have to identify the goods according to type of candy ("candy, hard, with fruit (no chocolate)"?) and you need manufacturers' codes, etc. \r\n\r\nWith PEZs there's no problem - as the container, not the candy, is the collectible, I simply take out the candy and sent the container as "toys". However, I guess I won't be sending my US agents Swiss chocolates next Christmas.