yes, you are correct. $900 total. BUT - if you aren't married when you go to Mexico, you'll want to have it split so $300 is in YOUR bag, and $600 split between FI/stepdaughter - since they are related it can be co-mingled. if you aren't married yet, then you're still a single. confusing, I know. Just would hate for you to have $450 of stuff, them to have $450, and you get taxed over a technicality. it's Mexico..they'll do what they want...(IF you get the red light, and IF your customs inspector is feeling extra-detailed).
So am I right that in summary:
My OOT gifts are the only things I am giving to my guests and not bringing back with me are under $900 ($300 per person for , me, my fiancé, my stepdaughter)... then I am good?
if they are clear and you can see the contents, I wouldn't expect them to open them. but..like I said above - it's Mexico, and if you get a red light, and if the urge strikes your customs inspector, they just might. I'd stash a stapler in your checked bag just in case...
Do they open the oot bags?? Even if they are clear but stapled will they open them to inspect??? I know in the states they will randomly
@Mandiesue - You'll need to read up on the customs requirements for DR. I highly doubt they are the same as Mexico's. The amounts and limits are set by each individual country.
This is great information... Is it the same policies for the Dominican Republic? I am getting married there in 2015.