It is possible to purchase hops for export via a US-based shipping consolidator/freight forwarder. You must handle all customs paperwork and set up your LEx account for export. Here are the steps to export from the US:

  1. Find a freight consolidator/forwarder who provides you with a US address. (Note: You will have fewer compliance burdens if you are shipping to a consolidator/forwarder in 1 of the 5 states that has no sales tax: New Hampshire, Oregon, Montana, Alaska, Delaware.)
  2. Use the consolidator/forwarder's address to register your account. Be sure to use your company's legal name and DBA (if applicable).
  3. Please be aware that import regulations for hops vary from country to county - make sure you know the law and are able to obtain the necessary paperwork before you buy.
  4. Be sure your account type is set to exporter. If it's not, create a support ticket here to ask us to set up your account for export prior to making any purchases. Otherwise, you will run into compliance issues and problems with sales tax exemption certificates.
  5. Complete a Record of Goods Delivered For Shipment Outside the US form when prompted during your 1st checkout (you will only need to do this one time).
  6. Purchase hops and ship to the address from 1 & 2 above.
  7. Unless you are shipping to one of the states listed in #1, you must submit a Bill of Lading (BOL) or other proof of export each time you export hops. This is a compliance requirement - your account will automatically be disabled if you forget to do this.