Exporting of Curio Items with Hunting Trophies

Swift Dip will gladly pack your curios for you. Please do note that there is a fee payable for packing Curios. Please do confirm this fee via email.

Swift Dip will collect your curios from the outfitter and store the curios at our facility. Please do make sure that the curios are marked in your name before handing them over to the outfitters. The list of curios must also be written on the taxidermy registration book in each outfitters office.

We safely wrap the curios and pack the curios with your trophies, we make sure that your curios is protected and safely stored. Please do note that Swift Dip can’t be held responsible for any loss or damage.

Please do see the rules regarding shipping curios with trophies.

The following specifications are requirements of Fish and Wildlife, and should be taken VERY seriously:

A DETAILED Invoice for the Curio items;

  • Fumigation Certificate (even for Finished Products for example a Table), since Fish and Wildlife will then not have any reason to stop it. (Better to be sure with Fish and Wildlife). This certificate will be obtained by the Shipping Agent prior to shipment.
  • The Broker will also require the type of wood / scientific name of the wood;
  • Curio items incorporating animal products (shields or drums with skin on) MUST be permitted by Nature Conservation. This permit can be obtained from Nature Conservation when the detailed invoice is produced (from a registered vendor). If not permitted, it WILL BE CONFISCATED by Fish & Wildlife.

There is a new(er) regulation that has been implemented by USDA/AGRI, called the Lacey Act. Any wooden article valued over $2000.00 is subject to this regulation and the below form must be completed and sent to Customs at time of entry. This is the responsibility of the Importer; however they will be relying on origin for the information.