It is currently 4.48pm in Adelaide on Monday 22nd November, 2010. I posted some fabric to a lady in Canada today, the lady in the post office said "Just as well your not sending it to America". Obvious questions "Why?". She tells me that as from today America has imposed a levy for Aviation Security on all parcels weighing 500grams or more being sent airmail by private individuals. I understand that this levy is not only for Australia,it is world wide. The levy here in Australia is $A9.00. The levy does not apply to businesses.
Will have to try and keep my mailings under 500grams.