Post by dynastinae on Mar 21, 2017 18:29:43 GMT -8
I have a question. I have legally imported a package of beetles through USFWS with all the legal papers. If now I want to ship one of the beetles out of the USA, do I need to go through USFWS again to legally export it??? (will a copy of the import paper suffice?)
By the way, I am NOT a commercial dealer. It will only be one beetle.
Thanks to All.
Last Edit: Mar 21, 2017 19:23:31 GMT -8 by dynastinae
Post by billgarthe on Mar 21, 2017 20:40:53 GMT -8
I have long since relinquished my USFW imp/exp license, but if one goes by the letter of the law, then yes.....one must provide proper paperwork for exporting even one beetle I'll refrain from voicing my opinions on this type of thing and simply state the facts as I know them.
You said u were shipping one beetle out of US. I'm wo any experience abt carrying one in luggage out of the country. Go to the USFW website and see. The USFW is not focused on commercial......in other words, the paperwork and fees apply to private imp/exp as well. They use commercial reference to make as many commercial transactions as possible for enhanced revenue.
Post by Chris Grinter on Mar 24, 2017 17:11:53 GMT -8
USFWS regulates all wildlife imports and exports. Usually you need to file the paperwork for every incoming and outgoing shipment. There is basically one exception - you do NOT need to file a 3-177 nor pay any fees for the sending of PERSONAL use items, non-commerical, and valued under $250. www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/50/14.64
If it's really just one specimen and there isn't a receipt in the package then personal exemption rules apply. Carefully label your customs form using the wording from the law. Say non-commercial, not CITES, gift. Somewhere buried in the law is the definition of "personal", which is less then 8 specimens or something - so this only really works for small parcels of very few things.