- OK, its illegal to import a Still into the US. But not a water purifier.
(see http://www.geocities.com/kiwi_distiller/legal.htm#usa )
But they're both the same thing. So how does it work - does it all come
down to "intent", or does the fact that the equipment is capable of the
illegal activity get you busted regardless ?
I guess for the "intent to purify only water" would depend on the situation
- if the BATF walk in and find you surrounded by lentils and carrot sticks,
a stock pile of purified water, and maybe a selection of water minitures
collected around the world (some of those single source Evian and Perriers
??) you might have a good case, however if your place has got a Confederacy
flag hanging off the porch, a Harley parked in the hall, and a trail of
empty Jim Beam or Jack Daniels bottles leading to a 40 gallon fermentor and
a half filled 10 gallon oak cask of rotgut, then it could be different.
I've recieved an anonymous tip on how to import a water purifier into the
(see http://www.geocities.com/kiwi_distiller/buying.htm#import ) which
stresses the need to keep all the discussion & transaction around the fact
that its a water purifier.
Does anyone know from a legal stand-point how it is ??
How about the same situation for Australia ??
(happily in New Zealand, but just curious)