I just got an email from Toni at Bernard, responding to my query about their status in light of Mr. Snuff discontinuing the Bernard line. The good news is that Bernard is still in operation with no plans to close up shop. The bad news is that they cannot sell in the USA or to the UK, for reasons made clear in the email. Here is the email.
thank you very much for your Email.
This information you have is not true, we did not discontinue our snuffs and we are not closing, but we do not deliver directly to the US due to legal reasons.
Mr. Snuffs business with us was in the UK and they did deliver to the US. Since last year there is a new tobacco law in the EU including the UK and the UK is charging a very high fee each year for each snuff tobacco coming into the UK. So we had to stop our business with the UK because we cannot afford this fee.
But a customer from us is shipping to the USA, his company is located in Poland.
If you like, you can contact him: [email redacted until I can verify that it is okay to share]
Bernard Schnupftabak GmbH
I will be in touch with this Polish shop soon to gauge their willingness and ability to ship to the United States, as well as to ask whether I may share their contact information publicly. You will know as soon as I do.
Best regards from the Sonoran Desert,