The Office of the Customs Attache in Paris is closed for public inquiries.
If you have any questions regarding the importation of animals into the U.S., please call the Department of Agriculture at the following number 01-43-12-2277 or the European APHIS office in Brussels on:
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Brussels
Tel: (+32-2) 508 2762
Fax: (+32-2) 511 0918
Web site: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/
Questions regarding the importation of food products may also be handled by Agriculture at the number 01-43-12-2251
As returning resident you may take $800 dollars worth of gifts and may include in your duty-free exemption one liter of hard liquor or wine if you are 21, up to 100 cigars (non cuban), and up to 200 cigarettes. An additional $1000 worth of goods will be dutiable at a flat rate of 3%.
Alcohol, perfume and tobacco are prohibited by mail.
For all commercial queries and details on traveler information and customs restrictions, including motor vehicle import/export, check the U.S. Customs website on http://www.cbp.gov/.
Alternatively, for information on bringing animals and food products contact:
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS):
Tel: 33-1 43 12 22 77