This is true. The lady at the post office said that going north, stuff takes a day to go from Seattle to the border, then it languishes for days before it goes on to it's Alberta destination. You'd think it was the other way around, since the US is so persnickedy about things crossing INTO the US.
( after 9/11 I could not no longer buy my Cuban coffee beans from a small rostery on the Hwy 1 near Harrison hotsprings. He said it was just too darn difficult to make small "exports" like that anymore.)
BTW, that roastery is called "The Back Porch Roastery" and their Cuban Peaberry coffee beans are THE best coffee I have ever tasted, bar none.