View Full Version : Australia is shut down!

06/25/2008, 06:36 PM
I saw a thread a while back that suggested Austrian imports would be shut down due to the collection permits not being renewed. And of course it was poo pooed. But with heavy heart I must pass on the info that they have not been renewed and that at best we will not see more for 4-6 months if ever.

Apparently when Australia did a review of the exports they found far more was sent then they had permitted for collection so they have shut the trade down to review the situation.

Everyone cross you fingers. And if you are one of the lucky ones who picked up some pieces take good care of them and frag and share to ensure their existence in the trade.

06/25/2008, 06:49 PM
Got a viable link to an article?

06/25/2008, 06:56 PM
Thats strange- I just got done unpacking a shipment from Australia less than 2 hours ago. Do you have anything official to show us?

06/25/2008, 07:06 PM
This smells of a [profanity] FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) campaign. Otherwise the OP would've posted a viable link.

A quick trawl through google shows up nothing. Living in NZL (Aussie's next door neighbour) I have not heard anything about this.

06/25/2008, 07:46 PM
scooby doo fear indeed

Tang Salad
06/25/2008, 08:14 PM

06/25/2008, 08:30 PM
Well there is a little still a lot coming through but this is word directly from a broker in Australia. I can still order boxes also. My friends buddy has two still coming to him right now. But the broker said no new permits are being issued until the problems can be reviewed and decisions can be made. Feel free to doubt me but just a heads up these are gonna be the last boxes for perhaps a long time. If you have a broker ask him. If you order boxes though a wholesaler well they will keep boxes coming your way until they have emptied their stock.

06/25/2008, 08:42 PM
IIRC there's a little CITES snafu, orders will be filled when that is resolved.

06/26/2008, 01:51 AM
Where is a news link verifying this?

06/26/2008, 06:29 AM
It's a load of crap.

My friend just put another order in to an Aussie Supplier a few days ago. Prices went up again..... as usual, but they are definitely not "shut down"

06/26/2008, 04:00 PM
I haven't heard anything about this on our local forums. I think people would be talking by now if it where true.


06/26/2008, 04:52 PM
still laughing at the tumbleweed, TangSalad. Good one.

06/26/2008, 04:54 PM

this one is walt smith talking about it

06/26/2008, 04:57 PM
Just don't take away the beer! John

06/26/2008, 07:04 PM
hmmm, not doubting you but i haven't heard anything from our wholesalers here in ohio